Noteworthy News

Elon Musk's tunneling company wants to dig through L.A.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has famously complained about the traffic he faces on his commute from his Bel-Air home to his office in Hawthorne, near Los Angeles International Airport.
L.A. may try to block reopening of oil drilling site blamed for health problems
Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo is pursuing an unusual plan that could thwart the reopening of a South L.A. oil drilling site that suspended operations after a public outcry over nosebleeds and other health problems reported by neighbors.
A Stanford professor didn't just debate his scientific critics — he sued them for $10 million
In 2015, Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford and several colleagues predicted that wind, solar and hydroelectric power could provide 100% of the energy demand in each of the 48 contiguous American states, “at low cost,” by about 2050.
California's most recent cap-and-trade permit auction raises more than $800 million
California’s cap-and-trade program received another boost Tuesday, with its most recent permit auction reaching record-high sales, according to details released by regulators Tuesday.
‘These Storms Are Just Crazy’: Craft Beer Brewers Feel Effects Of Climate Change
Hurricane Irene’s march through Vermont’s Mad River Valley in 2011 tore down bridges and turned roads to rubble in towns like Waterbury. The storm littered businesses and city offices with debris and sewage, and damaged close to 100 homes.
Trump's best decision so far: Doubling down on banning elephant trophies
It’s astonishing how quickly a horrendous decision by the Department of the Interior to allow the import of elephant trophies into the U.S. got, rightly, stopped in its tracks.
Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline after years of controversy
Following years of political controversy that demanded the attention of two presidents, the Nebraska Public Service Commission on Monday declared that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline was in the public interest but the 275-mile route it approved through the state was not the one preferred by TransCanada, the pipeline
Bike, Car or Train: Which Commute Has the Worst Air Pollution?
The traffic in the Bay Area regularly ranks among the nation’s worst — and sitting in traffic isn’t just irritating; there’s some downright unhealthy stuff in that air you’re breathing.
Scientists aim to fight climate change with super plants
Ever since humans first walked the earth, we have relied on plants for our survival.
Trump's environmental rollbacks hit California hard, despite Sacramento's resistance
When 50,000 acre-feet of water went gushing out of the Sacramento River last month, it fast became a test of California’s ability to protect its environmental policies from an increasingly hostile Trump administration.