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25 places that have committed to going zero-waste
We are, quite literally, trashing the planet. According to a 2018 World Bank brief, cities around the globe generated over two billion tons of solid waste in 2016 alone. Rapid population growth will continue to increase this statistic, creating serious environmental and health consequences, unless we take action.
Tesla delivered an awesome earnings surprise. How come no one saw it coming?
When a company beats Wall Street analysts’ earnings expectations, its stock price tends to rise.
Earth’s Wildlife Populations Have Dropped By 60 Percent Since 1970
Humans have played a major role in stark declines in wildlife populations around the planet over the past 4½ decades, according to a chilling report published by the World Wildlife Fund this week.
San Francisco leaders hate Trump enough they voted to limit the city’s water rather than do this
For months, San Francisco, a hotbed of anti-Donald Trump sentiment, has found itself in the awkward position of being aligned with his administration over California water policy.
The planet’s hidden climate change
Those rising temperatures are creating an epic underwater refugee crisis among marine life.
This Man Knows How To Make Drinking Water Out Of Thin Air
Think it's impossible to make anything appear out of thin air? Well, naysayers, meet David Hertz.
GM breaks with Trump administration and calls for nationwide electric-car sales program
Two of the biggest automakers are pushing back on the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of U.S. fuel-economy standards.
Animal-welfare groups clash over Proposition 12, which promises cage-free hens by 2022
Animal-welfare activists have split over an initiative on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot that would phase in requirements to provide more space for egg-laying hens, breeding pigs and calves raised for veal in California.
Tesla drops to third-worst in Consumer Reports reliability rankings
Tesla dropped six spots to rank near the bottom of Consumer Reports’ new-car reliability list. The California electric-car maker came in third-worst in reliability among 29 auto brands. Only Cadillac and Volvo ranked lower.
California’s Underwater Forests Are Being Eaten by the ‘Cockroaches of the Ocean’
Early on a gray summer Saturday, an unusual assemblage — commercial fishermen, recreational boaters, neoprene-clad divers — gathered for a mission at Albion Cove, a three-hour drive north of San Francisco. “Our target today is the purple urchin,” said Josh Russo, a recreational fishing advocate who organized the event. “