Noteworthy News

Few of Trump’s environmental claims stand up to scrutiny
President Trump on Monday held himself out as a leader in the fight to protect America’s air and water, despite two years of policies that have weakened environmental regulations.
All Mississippi Beaches Close Due To Toxic Algae Bloom
The blue-green algae, actually a bacteria called cyanobacteria, grows on the surface of water and can cause rashes, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting in humans. The effects are even more serious for other animals, and infection can turn fatal within hours or days, according to the Centers for Disease Control
Need to report pesticide exposure? There’s an app for that.
There is now a smartphone and tablet app for tracking and reporting pesticide exposure quickly to state authorities.
The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim
THE CALIFORNIA COAST GREW AND PROSPERED during a remarkable moment in history when the sea was at its tamest.
The war on Southern California smog is slipping. Fixing it is a $14-billion problem
The war on smog has been called one of America’s greatest environmental successes. Decades of emissions-cutting regulations under a bipartisan law — the 1970 Clean Air Act — have eased the choking pollution that once shrouded U.S. cities. Cleaner air has saved lives and strengthened the lungs of Los Angeles children.
Agriculture Department buries studies showing dangers of climate change
The Trump administration has refused to publicize dozens of government-funded studies that carry warnings about the effects of climate change, defying a longstanding practice of touting such findings by the Agriculture Department’s acclaimed in-house scientists.
California’s mighty predator — the mountain lion — faces ‘extinction vortex’
As the mountain lions of Southern California approach what some experts call an “extinction vortex,” environmentalists are demanding that state officials grant the big cats protective status — a move that could potentially ban development on thousands of acres of prime real estate.
Trump moves to gut Obama climate policy and bolster the coal industry
The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its final plan to rewrite a major Obama-era climate change policy, scrapping proposed regulations that would have cracked down on coal-burning power plants.
Our Love Of Almonds Is Seriously Jeopardizing Honeybees
In January, with the almond bloom in California’s orchards a month away, beekeepers across the country were fretting over their hives. A lot of their bees were dead or sick. Beekeepers reported losing as much as half their hives over the winter.
Dozens of farm workers exposed to pesticides in South Valley. 3 sent to the hospital
Nearly 60 farm workers were exposed to chemicals Tuesday morning as they worked on a vineyard west of Dinuba.