Noteworthy News

California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it
On 14 days during March, Arizona utilities got a gift from California: free solar power.
California Adds Herbicide Used By Monsanto To List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals
Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday.
Recycling centers continue to struggle, driving California recycling rates down
In a state that prides itself as a global leader in protecting the environment, recycling rates for beverage containers have dropped to their lowest point in almost a decade amid the continued closing of centers that pay for bottles and cans and the fallout from changes to California’s recycling program.
California fishermen, once blocked by conservationists, now work with them
Morro Bay, a town on California’s central coast, touts itself as a fishing community. 
It’s so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can’t fly
There are certain truths that accompany summer in Phoenix: Triple-digit temperatures persist well past sundown.
Bummer: Report card says some Southern California beaches might make you sick
Heavy rains last winter poured billions of gallons of polluted runoff into the ocean, significantly increasing health risks at many Southern California beaches, according to Heal the Bay’s annual beach report card.
Trump administration backs away from fight over California's power to set rules for cars and trucks
The Trump administration is backing off its threat to revoke California’s unique authority to set its own tough pollution standards for cars and trucks — rules that have become a crucial tool for states to combat climate change without help from Washington.
Trump administration cancels proposed limits on marine mammals and sea turtles trapped in fishing nets
The Trump administration announced Monday that it has canceled proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed or injured by sword-fishing nets on the West Coast.
Germany, California to tackle climate change together
Germany is teaming up with California to cooperate on tackling climate change following the U.S. government's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement.
Chinese climate officials let loose on President Trump as Jerry Brown concludes visit
Chinese officials had been avoiding attacks on President Trump for pulling the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, opting instead for oblique references to “global cooperation.” Not anymore.