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Natural gas is energy's new king — but how long will it reign? California may offer some clues
King Coal has been kicked off the throne.
Gas Tax repeal headed for ballot as money about to flow for road repairs
People rolled through Rock Auto in El Cajon in droves this month to sign a petition to overturn Gov. Jerry Brown’s so-called gas tax. Volunteers wielding clipboards in red t-shirts reading “Stop the Gas Tax” harvested names from drivers eager to support the cause.
Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk's mass-market car is a magic carpet ride
Tesla's Model 3 is the most highly anticipated car of the 21st century. It may be the most eagerly awaited car of all time.
One year in, Trump's environmental agenda is already taking a measurable toll
A massive coal ash spill near Knoxville, Tenn., in 2008 forever changed life for Janie Clark’s family and left her husband with crippling health problems. So Clark was astounded late last year when she heard what the Environmental Protection Agency had done.
20 Uses For Old T-Shirts
T-shirts are a rather ubiquitous clothing item. If you’ve ever played sports, attended a concert, joined Greek life in college or participated in a charity walk, you’ve likely racked up a bunch of them.
Earth & Energy Extreme Weather Is the Biggest Risk for Humanity in 2018, Say World Leaders
Extreme weather events are the most likely and most severe threat facing humanity in 2018, according to the new Global Risks Report 2018 of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Foes of L.A.'s new recycling program are pushing for a repeal at the ballot box
Opponents of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s problem-plagued recycling initiative launched a campaign Thursday to dismantle the program, saying they want voters to replace it with a simpler trash system.
2017 was one of the three hottest years on record, NASA and NOAA scientists say
Even without the help of El Niño, 2017 was a top-three scorcher for planet Earth.
A long-simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change
In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds.
Paint companies could hand taxpayers the bill for hazardous lead paint cleanup under proposed California ballot measure
A proposed November statewide ballot measure could allow three of the nation’s biggest paint companies to hand California taxpayers a bill for the cost of cleaning up health hazards caused by lead paint.