Noteworthy News

Geothermal plants trigger small quakes near San Andreas fault
The geothermal power plants at Southern California's Salton Sea don't just produce electricity, they also trigger thousands of temblors not far from one of the West Coast's most dangerous earthquake faults, a new study says.
Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities
By now, seeing one of Google’s experimental, driverless cars zipping down Silicon Valley’s Highway 101, or parking itself on a San Francisco street, is not all that unusual. 
Let’s Not Braise the Planet
According to a report released by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace last month, we are not running out of fossil fuels anytime soon.
Be Patriotic: Go Beefless on July 4th
The Washington Post published a provocative essay on Sunday that makes the case that hamburgers are the least patriotic food you could eat on the Fourth of July.
Daily Report: G.M.-Honda Partnership Aims for Fuel Cell by End of Decade
General Motors and Honda will develop and share a hydrogen fuel cell for vehicles they would produce around the end of the decade, the automakers announced on Tuesday, Lindsay Brooke reports in The New York Times.
The Amazing Energy Race
The United States is falling behind. To catch up, we need to reorder our priorities, find cleaner and smarter fuels and develop new technologies.
Invest, Divest and Prosper
It has been a busy news week, what with voting rights, gay marriage and Paula Deen. Even so, it’s remarkable how little attention the news media gave to President Obama’s new “climate action plan.”
Obama Outlines Ambitious Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases
President Obama, declaring that “Americans across the country are already paying the price of inaction,” announced sweeping measures on Tuesday to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and prepare the nation for a future of rising temperatures.
Fracking can increase methane in drinking water, study finds
Scientists have found that methane and other gases pose a significant risk of contaminating drinking-water wells near natural gas drilling, raising new questions about possible health and safety risks from the production technique known as fracking.
Kerry Prods India to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Secretary of State John Kerry urged India on Sunday to begin to address climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases even as it attempts to bring electricity to tens of millions of its citizens now living without it.