Noteworthy News

California’s Fossil Fuel Industry Had It Relatively Easy Under Jerry Brown. That’s Going to Change After November.
In California’s primary election Tuesday, voters all but picked statewide politicians and decided who would face off in the races that might flip the House of Representatives. But the environment was also on the ballot, and the results look like a win for the type of green who thinks a 100-percent renewable path is the
Shale country is out of workers. That means $140,000 for a truck driver and 100% pay hikes
Jerry Morales, the mayor of Midland, Texas, and a local restaurateur, is being whipsawed by the latest Permian Basin shale-oil boom.
Earth's dismal water future, mapped
Satellite data and images are provocative, even disturbing. They confront us with a global view that can be at once breathtaking, like a piece of art, and yet, in this era of rapidly changing climate, they paint a picture of the demise of the environment. How and if we will respond to what we see is uncertain. That
Hitting the beach should be cleaner this summer — as long as you avoid these sandy stretches
Some good news (and then some not so good news) for those hitting the beach this summer: A relatively dry year has meant much cleaner beaches — particularly in Southern California, according to Heal the Bay’s new Beach Report Card.
How do we detoxify California's poison tap water? More democracy
The public water boards in the southern San Joaquin Valley are only nominally public. Of 565 water board seats in Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare counties, 491 — a stunning 87% — went uncontested in elections over the last four years, according to the Visalia-based Community Water Center. Candidates ran unopposed so often
Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has addressed the United Nations, shared a stage with President Barack Obama and recently became a published author. He’s also about to release a hip-hop record. And he’s only 17.
Gov. Brown says fallout from Trump quitting Paris accord is 'far more serious than anyone is saying'
His promised coal renaissance sputtered. Rollbacks of environmental protections are tangled in court. Even automakers aren’t on board for his push toward heavier-polluting cars.
E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took a major step toward dramatically weakening an Obama-era rule designed to cut pollution from vehicle tailpipes, setting the stage for a legal clash with California that could potentially split the nation’s auto market in two.
To build his 'big, beautiful park,' this landowner is filling a canyon with debris. Critics say he built a dump
In the rugged hills above Chatsworth, as many as 100 trucks a day pour tons of construction debris into a steep ravine. Earthmovers level the mounds of broken concrete, rebar and bricks, gradually filling in the canyon.
Get ready to save water: Permanent California restrictions approved by Gov. Jerry Brown
The drought may be over, but California residents should prepare themselves for new and more permanent restrictions on water use.