Noteworthy News

In Montana, ranchers line up against coal
So even though people may be complaining about coal development and how dirty rotten bad it is, it pays a lot of bills in the state of Montana.
Climate Change's Human Connection Explained
By the mid-1990s, it was possible to investigate the causal mechanisms behind changes in Earth's climate using relatively sophisticated mathematical models of Earth's climate. 
Keeling Curve Website Wants You To Know When CO2 Levels Hit 400 Parts Per Million
On Monday, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory measured CO2 levels in the air of 398.36 parts per million (ppm).
California suspends operations at Vernon battery recycler
Toxics regulators say Exide Technologies has been releasing hazardous waste into the soil beneath its plant because of a degraded pipeline.
State Of The Air 2013: American Lung Association Report Reveals America's Most Polluted Cities
Air quality continues to improve across the United States, but over 40 percent of Americans live in counties with unhealthy levels of particle or ozone pollution. 
Sunday Dialogue: Gas Drilling and Our Energy Future
Readers discuss whether natural gas from shale is a promising resource or a misguided risk.
In China, Breathing Becomes a Childhood Risk
The boy’s chronic cough and stuffy nose began last year at the age of 3. 
EPA criticizes environmental review of Keystone XL pipeline
The agency responds to the State Department's draft report, which concluded the project would have a minimal impact.
Mikhail Gorbachev Admits Environmental Frustrations With International Policy
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev painted a dim picture of the world's environmental progress on Thursday, two decades after he and a former Swiss lawmaker founded Green Cross International.
DWP watchdog warns high cost comes with L.A.'s coal-free plan
Weeks after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa celebrated his plan to move the city off of coal-fired energy, a city watchdog has attached a giant price tag to the initiative.