Noteworthy News

No one seems to want to run Trump's EPA in Californi
Perhaps it is unsurprising that the White House still hasn't filled this job: San Francisco is not an inviting place for the Make America Great Again administration.
FORTIFIED BUT STILL IN PERIL, NEW ORLEANS BRACES FOR ITS FUTURE
Burnell Cotlon lost everything in Hurricane Katrina — “just like everyone else,” he said.
Electric vehicles' future relies on cobalt. It's often mined by children and is soaring in price
The road to an imminent electric vehicle future has hit a speed bump — one made of cobalt.
Salt marshes will vanish in less than a century if seas keep rising and California keeps building, study finds
On one side, there's the rising ocean. On the other, rising buildings.
Don't widen any more freeways. Just make buses better
El Camino Real, the steamers that whipped around Cape Horn during the Gold Rush, the Big Four, I-5, Uber — all are testaments to California's obsession with cutting down on travel time. Every generation has hailed a new savior for our traffic woes, only to eventually complain about it. I'm sure even Father Serra at some
California looks to permanently ban hosing off driveways, over-watering lawns
California’s top water officials are considering permanent conservation rules that would outlaw hosing down driveways, over-watering lawns and running sprinklers on grassy street medians.
That Antarctic ozone hole the world thought it was fixing? There may be a glitch
This is a problem the world thought it had fixed.
The water runs milky and can feel like fire. In this impoverished county, Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan may not help
Across the steep hills and hollows of this remote Appalachian county, many do not trust what flows out of their faucets — if anything flows at all.
We Have Seen The Future Of Water, And It Is Cape Town
Cape Town is parched. Severe drought and high water use have collided in South Africa’s second largest city, and unless the drought breaks, residents may run out of water in the next few months when there simply isn’t enough water left to supply the drinking water taps.
Coastal Commission on Trump's offshore drilling plan: Ain't gonna happen
New offshore drilling in California is economically infeasible, legally questionable and politically a nonstarter, but if there's any doubt the state's coastal waters could still be opened up to oil and gas interests, the Coastal Commission this week flexed its own authority and said no way.