Noteworthy News

Bummer: Report card says some Southern California beaches might make you sick
Heavy rains last winter poured billions of gallons of polluted runoff into the ocean, significantly increasing health risks at many Southern California beaches, according to Heal the Bay’s annual beach report card.
Trump administration backs away from fight over California's power to set rules for cars and trucks
The Trump administration is backing off its threat to revoke California’s unique authority to set its own tough pollution standards for cars and trucks — rules that have become a crucial tool for states to combat climate change without help from Washington.
Trump administration cancels proposed limits on marine mammals and sea turtles trapped in fishing nets
The Trump administration announced Monday that it has canceled proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed or injured by sword-fishing nets on the West Coast.
Germany, California to tackle climate change together
Germany is teaming up with California to cooperate on tackling climate change following the U.S. government's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement.
Chinese climate officials let loose on President Trump as Jerry Brown concludes visit
Chinese officials had been avoiding attacks on President Trump for pulling the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, opting instead for oblique references to “global cooperation.” Not anymore.
L.A. and Long Beach mayors sign pact setting zero-emissions goals for ports
The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach signed an agreement Monday directing the nation’s largest port complex to reduce air pollution by moving toward zero-emission trucks and yard equipment.
Local internship tackles climate change
High school and college students who have yet to fill up their summer schedules can still apply this week for a paid internship with Climate Action Santa Monica. 
Jerry Brown defies Trump on world stage
LOS ANGELES — For the past two years, California Gov. Jerry Brown has been aggressively recruiting other state and local governments to sign on to their own, sub-national climate pact.
248 US Climate Mayors commit to adopt, honor and uphold Paris Climate Agreement goals
The President’s denial of global warming is getting a cold reception from America’s cities.
Donald Trump Reportedly Plans To Withdraw From Paris Climate Deal
President Donald Trump plans to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.