Noteworthy News

L.A., Long Beach ports adopt plan to slash air pollution and go zero-emissions
The nation’s largest port complex approved a plan Thursday to slash air pollution by encouraging the phase-out of diesel trucks in favor of natural gas and, ultimately, zero-emissions trucks and cargo-handling equipment over the next two decades.
Tesla says full-speed production of Model 3 won't come for months, as it reports a big loss
For months, Tesla forecast a production rate of 5,000 Model 3 electric sedans a week by the end of this December. Never mind.
EPA Replaced Its Top Science Advisers Without Telling Them
The Environmental Protection Agency dismissed its top science counselors without telling them in advance, two of them told HuffPost on Wednesday.
Crops in 25 States Damaged by Unintended Drift of Weed Killer
A weed killer called dicamba has damaged more than 3.6 million acres of soybean crops, or about 4 percent of all soybeans planted in the United States this year, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday in calling for an urgent federal response.
Rising temperatures sucking water out of the Colorado River
Rising temperatures are undermining the source of one third of Southern California’s drinking water: the Colorado River.
Some tough choices — and pushback — along the proposed bullet train route
Urban neighborhoods, protected wetlands, olive orchards, a federal reservoir and a few sleepy towns will go by the passenger windows of the first California bullet train when it pulls out of San Jose on its way to the Central Valley.
Remarkable dinosaur discoveries under threat with Trump plan to shrink national monument in Utah, scientists say
The creature looked like a three-ton rhino crossed with a tropical lizard. Ten little horns dangled over its giant forehead like frills on a jester’s cap and two more perched over the eyes. Spikes poked out of each cheek. A blade jutted from its nose.
Air Pollution Kills Millions Each Year. Here’s How Cities Can Fight It.
When a city’s air is dirty, it threatens residents’ health and economic security. This problem is worsening across the globe, and air quality experts say cities owe it to their people to take action.
PG&E wants ratepayers to pay California wildfire costs
Fearing billions of dollars in future liability, PG&E has been aggressively urging state regulators to make it easier for the company to charge ratepayers — rather than its shareholders — when its power lines and other electrical equipment cause wildfires. Top PG&E executives met as recently as last week to lobby
Under Trump, the lines are drawn for a battle over resources in the West
Signal Peak Energy operates the West’s newest and largest underground coal mine. As recently as 2013, it employed more than 300 people, produced nearly 9 million tons of coal and was helping to revive a regional coal industry that had been dormant for 50 years.