Noteworthy News

Musk declares Tesla 'just became a real car company.' But can it keep building Model 3 vehicles at this pace?
Tesla Inc. reached a milestone crucial to Elon Musk’s goal to bring electric cars to the masses — and earn some profit in the process — by finally exceeding a long-sought production target with the Model 3. By building more than 5,000 of the sedans in the last week of the second quarter, Tesla “just became a real car
The Valley will get light rail: Metro board approves north-south line along Van Nuys Boulevard
For nearly two decades, residents of the northern and eastern San Fernando Valley watched as Los Angeles County officials opened new rail lines to the Westside, the San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles, hoping that the Southland’s transit building boom would someday reach them, too.
L.A. water and power commission backs plan for natural gas plant
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will seek to scale back plans for a Utah power plant fueled by natural gas, under a proposal backed unanimously Tuesday by the Board of Water and Power Commissioners.
In Rare Good News For Coral, UN Agency Says Belize Barrier Reef No Longer In Danger
The Belize Barrier Reef System, a 190-mile-long swatch of coral that includes famed sites like the Great Blue Hole, has been removed from UNESCO’s list of imperiled sites after a widespread campaign to protect the structure, the UN agency said Tuesday.
New California redwood park larger than Muir Woods created on Sonoma Coast
STEWARTS POINT — For more than a century, Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County has been one of Northern California’s main tourist attractions, with towering old-growth redwood trees that draw more than 1 million visitors a year.
Struggling bumblebees can thrive in an unlikely place: The city
Imagine you’re a bumblebee queen in England. It’s February and you’ve just woken up from your winter hibernation. You’re hungry, pregnant, and ready to find the most promising spot to start a new colony.
Our Beef Addiction Has Contributed To Shocking New Deforestation Figures
Enough trees to fill 44 football fields were lost from tropical forests every minute of every day during 2017 as the world racked up its second worst year for global tree cover loss, according to new data from the University of Maryland published by the World Resources Institute.
Southern California's coastal communities could lose 130 feet of cliffs this century as sea levels rise
It’s not just beaches and sand that are disappearing as the ocean pushes inland. Sea level rise is also eating away at California’s coastal cliffs.
For PG&E, cutting power could prevent fires and save lives — and costs
Maggie Leavitt loves living in the mountainous backcountry of San Diego County. She could do, however, without the blackouts.
Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents
LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc’s move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar