Noteworthy News

Louisiana Agency Sues Dozens of Energy Companies for Damage to Wetlands
Louisiana officials filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against dozens of energy companies, hoping that the courts will force them to pay for decades of damage to fragile coastal wetlands that help buffer the effects of hurricanes on the region.
Kidney Disease, an Underestimated Killer
Kidney disease doesn’t get the attention, funding or concern associated with cancers of the breast or prostate. But it actually kills more Americans — 90,000 a year — than both malignancies combined.
In Hermosa Beach, a sheen of divisiveness over oil's possible return
Mike Collins was raised in oil country but dreamed of living at the beach. As a young boy in Bakersfield, he accompanied his father to dusty fields dotted with derricks where he repaired the motors on oil rigs.
Our Coming Food Crisis
This summer the tiny town of Furnace Creek, Calif., may once again grace the nation’s front pages. 
After the ‘Crying Indian,’ Keep America Beautiful Starts a New Campaign
More than 40 years after teaming up to create the iconic “crying Indian” advertising campaign, Keep America Beautiful and the Advertising Council have joined forces to promote the benefits of recycling.
California, catch the next big energy wave
The first U.S. offshore wind turbine hooked into the U.S. power grid in June, but not in the "green" state of California.
Climate Change Will Cause More Energy Breakdowns, U.S. Warns
The nation’s entire energy system is vulnerable to increasingly severe and costly weather events driven by climate change, according to a report from the Department of Energy to be published on Thursday.
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.