Noteworthy News

Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel
The smokestack at Intermountain Power Plant looms mightily over rural Utah, belching steam and pollution across a landscape of alfalfa fields and desert shrub near the banks of the Sevier River.
Heat waves likely to become longer, more intense — even in Bay Area, study shows
Summers in San Francisco may soon feel more like the warmer East Bay. The East Bay may soon feel more like Sacramento. And Sacramento — well, it might just be too hot to stick around any longer.
More Than 10,000 Wild Animals Seized In Massive Interpol Anti-Smuggling Operation
More than 10,000 wild animals and their parts were seized in Operation Thunderball, a massive anti-smuggling campaign coordinated by two of the world’s largest enforcement agencies.
There’s An Environmental Disaster Unfolding In The Gulf of Mexico
As fishermen deep in the Louisiana bayou, Kindra Arnesen and her family have faced their share of life-altering challenges in recent years.
DOE Was Shipping Potentially Dangerous Nuclear Waste To Nevada Site For Years
The U.S. Department of Energy shipped potentially dangerous nuclear material incorrectly labeled as low-level radioactive waste into Nevada for several years, the state’s governor announced.
Few of Trump’s environmental claims stand up to scrutiny
President Trump on Monday held himself out as a leader in the fight to protect America’s air and water, despite two years of policies that have weakened environmental regulations.
All Mississippi Beaches Close Due To Toxic Algae Bloom
The blue-green algae, actually a bacteria called cyanobacteria, grows on the surface of water and can cause rashes, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting in humans. The effects are even more serious for other animals, and infection can turn fatal within hours or days, according to the Centers for Disease Control
Need to report pesticide exposure? There’s an app for that.
There is now a smartphone and tablet app for tracking and reporting pesticide exposure quickly to state authorities.
The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim
THE CALIFORNIA COAST GREW AND PROSPERED during a remarkable moment in history when the sea was at its tamest.
The war on Southern California smog is slipping. Fixing it is a $14-billion problem
The war on smog has been called one of America’s greatest environmental successes. Decades of emissions-cutting regulations under a bipartisan law — the 1970 Clean Air Act — have eased the choking pollution that once shrouded U.S. cities. Cleaner air has saved lives and strengthened the lungs of Los Angeles children.