Noteworthy News

Offshore wind farms are planned for California — but the Navy says no to large sections of the coast
Fans of renewable energy anticipate a bonanza blowing off the coast of California.
California heads toward requiring solar panels on all new houses
California is set to require solar panels on all newly built single-family houses, the first statewide mandate in the nation. That's expected to save buyers money in the long run, but will raise their upfront costs at a time many are already struggling to afford a mortgage.
Southern California air quality officials will craft rules governing warehouse, rail yard pollution
Southern California air quality officials voted Friday to craft rules governing warehouses, distribution centers and rail yards in a controversial bid to combat transportation emissions in the nation's smoggiest region.
Q&A at the Santa Monica farmers market with supervisor Laura Avery
Where can you find the freshest produce in Southern California? For many of us, that answer is our local farmers market. In addition to offering freshly picked fruits and vegetables and other seasonal offerings, the market offers customers the opportunity to interact directly with the farmers, asking questions and seeking
Electronics-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers' lives
A Southern California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the "restore discs" he made to extend computers' lives had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed on Microsoft
Trump administration aims to block California on fuel economy targets
The Trump administration is speeding toward all-out war with California over fuel economy rules for cars and SUVs, proposing to revoke the state's long-standing authority to enforce its own, tough rules on tailpipe emissions.
Metro wants to end free rides for clean-air vehicles in toll lanes
Facing rising congestion in the 110 Freeway and 10 Freeway toll lanes, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday will consider ending free rides for commuters who drive alone in zero-emission vehicles.
The Exide plant in Vernon closed 3 years ago. The vast majority of lead-contaminated properties remain uncleaned
Lupe Perez knows the soil outside her Boyle Heights apartment is contaminated with lead. But it's not easy keeping her 3-year-old daughter away from a yard riddled with the brain-damaging poison.
Climate change will make California's drought-flood cycle more volatile, study finds
The recent past offers a glimpse of California's future.
How Windmills as Wide as Jumbo Jets Are Making Clean Energy Mainstream
At the northern end of Denmark’s Jutland peninsula, the wind blows so hard that rows of trees grow in one direction, like gnarled flags.