Noteworthy News

The Beef Of The Future Is Here, And It’s Not Made Of Meat
There’s something about a hamburger that can take over your mind in an instant. Upon a whiff of sizzling meat, the brain has a new primary objective: Get meat.
Time to take 'time of use' for a test drive?
Summer is a time of year when utility bills often spike, as people crank up appliances and devices such as air conditioners and swimming pool pumps that use lots of energy.
Santa Monica Draws Line in the Sand on Water Infrastructure Innovation
Late this summer, Santa Monica will bring online one of the most innovative water infrastructure projects around, a project that will transform our downtown’s impact on the environment, the nearshore waters of the Santa Monica Pier and the way we think about sourcing water for our community for generations to come.
Santa Monica City Council Approves Shared Mobility Pilot Program
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – At its meeting tonight, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved a 16-month pilot program for dockless, shared mobility devices, including electric scooters and bicycles. The pilot will inform the development of long-term policy solutions to expand sustainable mobility options equitably
Santa Monica proposes tougher rules for Bird and other scooter rental companies
When the electric scooters descended on Santa Monica in September, the city wasn’t prepared.
California’s Fossil Fuel Industry Had It Relatively Easy Under Jerry Brown. That’s Going to Change After November.
In California’s primary election Tuesday, voters all but picked statewide politicians and decided who would face off in the races that might flip the House of Representatives. But the environment was also on the ballot, and the results look like a win for the type of green who thinks a 100-percent renewable path is the
Shale country is out of workers. That means $140,000 for a truck driver and 100% pay hikes
Jerry Morales, the mayor of Midland, Texas, and a local restaurateur, is being whipsawed by the latest Permian Basin shale-oil boom.
Earth's dismal water future, mapped
Satellite data and images are provocative, even disturbing. They confront us with a global view that can be at once breathtaking, like a piece of art, and yet, in this era of rapidly changing climate, they paint a picture of the demise of the environment. How and if we will respond to what we see is uncertain. That
Hitting the beach should be cleaner this summer — as long as you avoid these sandy stretches
Some good news (and then some not so good news) for those hitting the beach this summer: A relatively dry year has meant much cleaner beaches — particularly in Southern California, according to Heal the Bay’s new Beach Report Card.
How do we detoxify California's poison tap water? More democracy
The public water boards in the southern San Joaquin Valley are only nominally public. Of 565 water board seats in Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare counties, 491 — a stunning 87% — went uncontested in elections over the last four years, according to the Visalia-based Community Water Center. Candidates ran unopposed so often