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CHEVRON WOULD LIKE you to know that it believes in climate change. It also believes people cause it by burning carbon-based fuel—the kind Chevron extracts from the ground, refines, and sells. In fact, Chevron believes all this so hard that today its lawyer said so, in a federal court in San Francisco. Intergovernmental
California water district rejects Cadiz Inc.'s proposed Mojave Desert water project
A company’s controversial plan to sell groundwater from the Mojave Desert ran into new opposition as a Southern California water district voted against the proposal.
2018 Sustainable Quality Award (SQA) Winners Announced For Achievements Incorporating Sustainable Practices Into Business
Celebrating its 23rd year, the Sustainable Quality Awards recognize local businesses that demonstrate excellence in helping Santa Monica continue to move toward a more sustainable future.
The life he lived: Photos of the last male northern white rhino
Sudan, a northern white rhino and the last male of his subspecies, died Monday at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.
When California needs to flush its stormwater out to sea — and when it doesn't
As the March rains loosen more Southern California mud and fill more Northern California reservoirs, the state still flirts with drought and we still run short of water.
The biggest solar parks in the world are now being built in India
Weeds poke listlessly from the flat, rocky earth as the temperature climbs to the mid-90s. On a cloudless March afternoon, the blue horizon stretches out uninterrupted, as if even birds are too weary to fly.
Making Los Angeles completely water self-sufficient won't be easy or cheap. But it can be done
Despite another hot and dry year with less than four inches of rain in the Los Angeles area, we are back to our water-wasting ways. Two years ago, Californians were using 24% less water compared with 2013. This year, we're hardly conserving at all — just 1%.
Another 30 miles of California's bullet train route must run at lower speeds, documents show
The California bullet train will have another slow segment of track as part of a new cost-savings measure, state rail authority documents reveal.
By ordering new land-use plan, Trump could spark a fight in California deserts
It looks like a barren no man's land, but the vast desert outside Indio, Calif., has many suitors.
EPA Chief Signals Showdown With California on Fuel Emission Standards
The Trump administration’s chief environmental regulator signaled a coming showdown with California, warning the state won’t dictate the future of ambitious automobile fuel economy regulations enacted by the Obama administration.