Noteworthy News

The area around Rocky Flats nuclear plant may soon open to the public — and some say that's a disaster in the making
After bumping his truck up a steep rise, David Lucas got out and looked over a sea of green hills rolling toward the austere peaks of the Rocky Mountains.
Good news: Your Tesla Model 3 is finally ready. Bad news: It may take weeks to get it serviced
As Tesla ramps up its Fremont, Calif., factory to escape what Elon Musk called “production hell” with its new Model 3 electric sedan, some customers are enduring their own state of suffering trying to get Teslas serviced.
State approves $2.7 billion for water storage projects
A state commission on Tuesday approved $2.7 billion in funding for a variety of water storage projects across California, but the money doesn’t guarantee that any of them will be built.
A Running List of How President Trump Is Changing Environmental Policy
The Trump administration’s tumultuous presidency has brought a flurry of changes—both realized and anticipated—to U.S. environmental policy. Many of the actions roll back Obama-era policies that aimed to curb climate change and limit environmental pollution, while others threaten to limit federal funding for science and
Los Angeles is filthy, so I started picking up trash. I sure could use some help
Long before we were urged to Make America Great Again, we were told to Keep America Beautiful. Baby boomers may remember the 1950s campaign that made littering a criminal offense, a time when offenders were targeted by Donald Duck singing “Litterbug, Shame on You.” Did we grow up and forget the message? Or did our children
Trump moving forward to end California's authority to set clean-air standards, mandate electric-car sales
The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile emissions — including its mandate for electric-car sales — in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards, according to three people familiar with the plan.
California hit its climate goal early — but its biggest source of pollution keeps rising
California hit its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels four years early, a milestone regulators and environmentalists are cheering as more proof that you can cut pollution while growing the economy.
Key witness to toxic gas at Aliso Canyon expected to tell her story after months of SoCal Gas’ efforts to block testimony
After nearly three years since the largest gas blowout in U.S.history, residents of Porter Ranch still worry whether their health will be compromised five, 10 or 20 years down the road after breathing in not just methane gas, but an array of toxic, often cancer-causing chemicals spewed from an underground gas storage
Dead dolphins, whales and sea turtles aren't acceptable collateral damage for swordfishing
Catching swordfish off the coast of California today means leaving milelong mesh nets deep in the ocean overnight. But what fishermen pull up is mostly not swordfish. For every one of the hefty, long-billed swordfish in a net, it’s estimated that there are four other marine animals entangled there.
Tesla is seeking cash from suppliers, Wall Street Journal reports
Tesla has asked some of its suppliers to refund a portion of what the automaker has already spent to help it become profitable, the Wall Street Journal reports.