Noteworthy News

Trump Drowns Ocean Protections During National Ocean Month
In proclaiming June National Ocean Month, President Donald Trump called on the nation to “reflect on the value and importance of oceans” and “celebrate this immense natural resource.”
Fake out of Compton? Brown, smelly water sparks concerns and allegations of a political ruse
Residents of Compton have complained about brown, smelly water coming out of their taps for more than a year.
Colorado joins California in fight to prevent Trump from weakening auto emissions rules
 As the Trump administration moves to roll back ambitious vehicle-emissions targets, California and several other states that rely on those standards to achieve their clean air goals have enlisted an influential new partner in the fight to keep the rules intact.
Why is Tesla fighting a rule that would force electric-car manufacturers to treat their workers well?
A new California rule saying that state rebates for electric cars can go only to manufacturers certified as being “fair and responsible” in their treatment of workers has put Tesla, the state’s only major EV maker, in a tough position.
LA Areas With the Dirtiest Air
Los Angeles consistently ranks among the cities with the worst air pollution. But how does the air quality vary from neighborhood to neighborhood?
Climate Change Is Already Sparking A New Era Of Fishing Wars, Study Finds
Fish are migrating more than 40 miles per decade as the oceans heat up, pushing populations into fisheries where other countries have exclusive rights and setting the stage for an era of surging international conflict, new research has found.
McDonald’s to Switch to Paper Straws in Britain as Country Turns Against Plastic
LONDON — The queen has backed efforts to curb the use of plastics. The Church of England has encouraged a similar push. The British government plans to legislate to require it.
Hawaii Becomes First State To Ban Widely-Used Pesticide Found To Be Harmful To Kids
Hawaii has become the first U.S. state to ban the use of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos, a widely-used chemical that’s been linked to severe developmental delays in children and other health risks.
Antarctica’s ice is shrinking at an unprecedented rate that could imperil coastal regions worldwide
The Antarctic ice sheet lost nearly 3 trillion metric tons of ice from 1992 to 2017, and its rate of loss over that time tripled in West Antarctica, according to an international collaboration involving about 80 scientists.
The Beef Of The Future Is Here, And It’s Not Made Of Meat
There’s something about a hamburger that can take over your mind in an instant. Upon a whiff of sizzling meat, the brain has a new primary objective: Get meat.