Noteworthy News

Malibu homeless encampment sparks fears after brush fire threatens homes
For months, Lara Vidaurri has noticed a growing number of people cooking with portable stoves and over open flames at a homeless camp a few hundred yards below her Malibu home.
How Long Beach is Trying to Cool Down
In a coastal city, it’s easy to assume the greatest climate threat comes from the rising ocean. But in Long Beach, California, the biggest danger is not the sea, but the sun.
Trump Boasts The Ice Caps Are ‘Setting Records.’ But It’s For Melting.
President Donald Trump seemed to be in a fog about the facts of climate change during his British TV sit-down with Piers Morgan, which aired Sunday night.
California will put 5 million electric cars on the road by 2030, Gov. Jerry Brown says
California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to put 5 million electric cars on the state’s roads by 2030.
California faces a cascade of catastrophes as sea level rises
The first thing to go will be California's calling card: its beaches.
China No Longer Wants Your Trash. Here’s Why That’s Potentially Disastrous.
On Jan. 1, China made good on its promise to close its borders to several types of imported waste. By the next day, panic had already taken hold in countries across Europe and North America as trash began piling up by the ton, with no one having a clue where to now dispose of it all.
Cape Town Braces For Water Emergency That Could Affect Nearly 4 Million People
Nearly 4 million people in Cape Town, South Africa, are facing a dangerous reality: Unless their water use severely drops, they will soon run out.
Natural gas is energy's new king — but how long will it reign? California may offer some clues
King Coal has been kicked off the throne.
Gas Tax repeal headed for ballot as money about to flow for road repairs
People rolled through Rock Auto in El Cajon in droves this month to sign a petition to overturn Gov. Jerry Brown’s so-called gas tax. Volunteers wielding clipboards in red t-shirts reading “Stop the Gas Tax” harvested names from drivers eager to support the cause.
Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk's mass-market car is a magic carpet ride
Tesla's Model 3 is the most highly anticipated car of the 21st century. It may be the most eagerly awaited car of all time.