Noteworthy News

GMO Foods Could Be Labeled 'Natural' Under Proposed Law
The battle over GMO labeling in Washington, D.C., has taken a substantially darker turn.
To save water, new California homes will have less lawn
The days of expansive lawns carpeting the space around new homes are numbered in California.
The Road of the Future Might Be Made From Plastic Trash
The Pacific Garbage Patch and landfills around the globe are overflowing with plastic waste, and you can circle the earth at the equator at least four times with all the soda and water bottles thrown away every year. But if an experiment from a Netherlands-based company proves successful, there could be a new use for all
Picturing the Drought
Documenting the water crisis in the West, a photographer confronts distress, beauty and man’s complicity.
What kind of car is the most green, fuel efficient and budget friendly?
A decade ago, drivers who wanted to go green had little choice beyond Toyota's Prius hybrid.
Water and wildlife may be at risk from fracking's toxic chemicals, panel finds
Hydraulic fracturing uses a host of highly toxic chemicals — the impacts of which are for the most part unknown — that could be contaminating drinking water supplies, wildlife and crops, according to a report released Thursday by a California science panel.
The 97 Percent Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Is Wrong—It’s Even Higher
In May, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver attempted to visually demonstrate what a true debate on climate change should look like. Instead of bringing out one expert on either side of the issue, Oliver brought on set 97 scientists who support evidence that humans are causing global warming to argue with three climate
World is on a collision course with fossil fuels, Gov. Jerry Brown says
After two days of rubbing shoulders with an international collection of politicians, Gov. Jerry Brown emerged from a climate-change conference here with new partnerships in the fight against global warming.
California residents cut water use by hefty 29% in May, officials say
Drought-weary California received encouraging news Wednesday when officials announced that residential water use had dropped 29% during the month of May -- the first real indication that the state might meet unprecedented conservation reductions imposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
State issues toughest-in-the-nation fracking rules
State officials on Wednesday formally adopted new rules governing hydraulic fracturing in California, setting in motion some of the toughest guidelines in the nation for the controversial oil extraction practice.