Noteworthy News

Elon Musk hands over first 30 Tesla Model 3s, but warns of 'manufacturing hell' ahead
Lights go dim. A rocket-launch-style countdown begins. Upbeat music pounds out some bass-heavy drama. 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, lift off.
Despite complaints, judge says Aliso Canyon natural gas facility can reopen
A state appeals court judge ruled Saturday that Southern California Gas Co. can resume operations at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, the source of the biggest methane leak in the country’s history.
Al Gore continues his mission to save the planet in 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'
Given that the biggest climate news of the past year has been the decision to pull the United States out of the landmark Paris global climate accord, it may seem as if the most inconvenient aspect of the new "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" documentary is its timing.
Californians show broad support for state's climate goals in new poll
Public support for the state’s battle against global warming remains strong and growing, according to a new poll from the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.
State regulators approve $200 million VW clean-car investment
The California Air Resources Board approved the first phase of Volkswagen’s plan to invest $800 million to support zero-emission vehicle use in the state over 10 years.
‘Trying to breathe’—as CA toasts environmental win, pollution still plagues
Growing up with 12 people packed into a two-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, Magali Sanchez-Hall rarely left the bubble of her south Los Angeles neighborhood.
Proterra Opens Los Angeles Electric Bus Plant Targeting West Coast Transit Sales
President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement in June drew international condemnation, but has had no impact on California’s push for dramatic cuts in carbon exhaust.
Just How Far Can California Possibly Go on Climate?
Over the past decade, California has passed a sweeping set of climate laws to test a contentious theory: that it’s possible to cut greenhouse gas emissions far beyond what any other state has done and still enjoy robust economic growth.
Questions remain as Gov. Brown signs legislation to address neighborhood-level air pollution
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at improving air quality in disadvantaged communities, a key step in shifting the debate over how the state fights climate change and an issue that has tested the influence of environmental justice advocates.
Severe, chronic flooding will devastate California coast as sea levels rise, experts say
As glaciers melt amid the heat of a warming planet, scientists predict that coastal communities in the United States could eventually experience flooding from higher tides.