Noteworthy News

Lawmakers seek $16 million to expand Exide lead cleanup beyond yards
 A long-overlooked source of lead contamination in neighborhoods near a closed Vernon battery recycler could be cleaned under a push by state lawmakers to target the grassy strips between sidewalks and streets.
EPA blocks CNN and Associated Press journalists from attending Pruitt speech
The Environmental Protection Agency blocked reporters from several news outlets from a national summit on Tuesday where Scott Pruitt, the agency's chief, was speaking.
What happened to the 'affordable' $35,000 Tesla Model 3?
It's March 2016. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is on stage for the dramatic unveiling of the Tesla Model 3.
JetSuite strikes a deal for hybrid electric planes with start-up Zunum Aero
Irvine charter jet operator JetSuite will add hybrid electric planes to its fleet starting in 2022. It is the first substantial commercial order of an aircraft technology that could cut fuel costs and emissions, and make flights quieter.
Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses
When Chinese battery maker BYD Ltd. approached Southern California officials in 2008 touting ambitious plans to build electric cars, local politicians jumped at the promise of thousands of jobs and cleaner air.
Precipitation whiplash and climate change threaten California’s freshwater
Imagine the snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains as a giant reservoir providing water for 23 million people throughout California. During droughts, this snow reserve shrinks, affecting water availability in the state.
Trump Administration Axes Funding For NASA System That Monitors Greenhouse Gases
The Trump administration has quietly eliminated funding for NASA’s research program that tracks greenhouse gases around the world.
6 charts from new report show how much California’s climate has already changed
Warmer days — and nights. Rising sea levels. Less water available in summer.
California regulators approve mandate for solar panels on new houses
California regulators on Wednesday mandated that all newly built single family houses have solar panels, part of the state's aggressive push to combat climate change.
Offshore wind farms are planned for California — but the Navy says no to large sections of the coast
Fans of renewable energy anticipate a bonanza blowing off the coast of California.