Noteworthy News

Racing to save Florida’s coral from climate change, scientists turn to a once-unthinkable strategy: ‘assisted evolution’
In a hurricane-proof lab miles down the Florida Keys, scientists coddle, the way a parent might, tiny pieces of coral from the moment they are spawned until they are just hearty enough to be separated into specimens equipped to survive in the wild.
Environmentally minded Californians love to recycle — but it's no longer doing any good
Californians dutifully load up their recycling bins and feel good about themselves. They’re helping the environment and being good citizens.
The roiled solar power market shows how Trump's tariffs can disrupt an industry
A 30% U.S. tariff on imported solar panels put in place last winter should have caused prices here to jump.
EPA Sitting On Warnings About Cancer-Causing Chemical: Report
The Environmental Protection Agency is suppressing a bombshell report warning that most Americans inhale enough formaldehyde vapor to risk developing leukemia or other diseases, a former agency official and a current one told Politico.
How Staples Center and the Kings learned to make ice from thin air
Executives from Staples Center and the Los Angeles Kings were willing to hear a start-up’s pitch about slicing energy costs and improving the quality of the arena’s ice sheet, which has never enjoyed a great reputation among professional hockey players.
Protecting your skin and saving baby corals doesn't have to be mutually exclusive
Beach season is officially in full swing, with Americans heading to the coast to swim, lounge, camp, party and generally cool off from the heat-drenched cities. And because we’ve been so well trained to avoid the harmful ultraviolet rays that cause skin cancer, most beachgoers will be mindful to slather on a generous
These Indian fishermen take plastic out of the sea and use it to build roads
Every one of India’s 1.3 billion people uses an average 11kg of plastic each year. After being used, much of this plastic finds its way to the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, where it can maim and kill fish, birds and other marine wildlife.
Embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandals
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, one of the most scandal-plagued Cabinet officials in U.S. history, is leaving the agency, President Trump tweeted Thursday.
A forecast of record-breaking heat and dry wind sparks brush fire worries across the state
Record-breaking heat and gusty winds expected by the weekend will prime California’s brush-covered hills and valleys for fast-moving wildfires even as crews currently battle two large blazes in the northern half of the state.
The Fourth of July brings some of the year's worst air pollution. You can thank fireworks
Americans’ fervor for Fourth of July fireworks has some unfortunate side effects.