Noteworthy News

The Dangers of Land Subsidence From California’s Groundwater Overdraft
Land subsidence from overpumping groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley has been called the largest human alteration of the Earth’s surface. 
46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide
A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.
California won't meet its climate change goals without a lot more housing density in its cities
To meet the bold new climate change goals put in place last year, California will work to put millions of electric cars on the road, revolutionize its dairy industry and generate half of all power from solar panels and other renewable sources.
Coronado beaches reopen weeks after Tijuana sewage spill
CORONADO, Calif. – Sunday was the first day in several weeks that surfers, swimmers and kids wanting to play in the the wet sand had a green light to touch the Pacific Ocean in Coronado, but miles of beach south of there remained closed due to the huge sewage spill in Tijuana.
Southern California regulators approve smog plan with tougher refinery rules, voluntary measures for ports
Southern California air quality officials voted Friday to impose tougher rules on oil refineries but rejected a proposal to regulate pollution from ports and warehouses, which are responsible for much of the region’s harmful emissions.
An Up-Close Look At A Delaware-Sized Iceberg About To Break From Antarctica
New video provides an up-close look at a Delaware-sized iceberg on the verge of breaking off Antarctica.
Here's the nightmare scenario at Oroville Dam that officials are fighting to prevent
Any dam engineer would be terrified of this nightmare scenario — the possible collapse of a retaining wall in California’s second largest reservoir.
The Metro can take you farther than ever. Here's why ridership dropped — again
Last spring, transportation officials opened two light-rail extensions to Azusa and Santa Monica, connecting the eastern and western reaches of Los Angeles County to the passenger rail system for the first time in decades.
California Republicans ask Trump administration to block bullet train funding
California’s House Republicans have asked the Trump administration to block a pending federal grant that will ultimately support the state’s high speed rail project until an audit of the project’s finances is completed.
Will Aliso Canyon open again? Feinstein backs bill to keep it closed – for now
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday announced her support for a state bill that would stop the reopening of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility until the root cause of a massive leak that occurred there is determined.