Noteworthy News

Expo Line Reaches Ridership Milestone 13 Years Early
According to Metro’s official ridership estimates, the Expo Line reached an impressive ridership milestone during the month of June.
Gov. Brown and lawmakers unveil proposal to extend California climate program
After weeks of back-and-forth between environmentalists and business interests, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders introduced a proposal Monday to reauthorize California's cap and trade program, the centerpiece of the state's efforts to battle climate change.
How to Tell If Your Reps Are Serious About Climate Change
Perhaps no president in recent times has unified the country, and the globe, as effectively as Donald Trump.
Can Jerry Brown fight climate change in his own backyard?
In a room once occupied by Republican Gov. Earl Warren, Jerry Brown toasted legislators from across the aisle at a recent climate luncheon in the stately Governor’s Mansion.
A trade flap is roiling the solar industry — and Trump may have the final word
A battle is coming to a head that may have major implications for the solar energy industry.
1,800 tons of radioactive waste has an ocean view and nowhere to go
The massive, 150-ton turbines have stopped spinning. 
California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it
On 14 days during March, Arizona utilities got a gift from California: free solar power.
California Adds Herbicide Used By Monsanto To List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals
Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday.
Recycling centers continue to struggle, driving California recycling rates down
In a state that prides itself as a global leader in protecting the environment, recycling rates for beverage containers have dropped to their lowest point in almost a decade amid the continued closing of centers that pay for bottles and cans and the fallout from changes to California’s recycling program.
California fishermen, once blocked by conservationists, now work with them
Morro Bay, a town on California’s central coast, touts itself as a fishing community.