Noteworthy News

Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here’s what happened
What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make.
California moves to safeguard vehicle emissions rules from Trump rollback
California is firing back at the Trump administration with a plan to safeguard the state’s greenhouse gas emissions rules from a proposed federal rollback.
Elon Musk, eager to shed Wall Street, suggests a massive buyout of Tesla. Its shares soar
Elon Musk once again sent heads spinning with a bombshell tweet Tuesday, saying he’s “considering” buying up shares of electric car maker Tesla.
New South Wales drought now affects entire state
Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), is now entirely in drought, officials have confirmed.
SoCal Gas agrees to $119.5-million settlement for Aliso Canyon methane leak — biggest in U.S. history
State and local officials on Wednesday announced a tentative settlement in lawsuits filed against Southern California Gas Co. over the biggest methane leak in U.S. history.
As Trump tweets about California fires, his administration wants to expand logging
Logging has long been among California’s most divisive environmental issues — and the controversy shows little chance of cooling as the Trump administration pushes new efforts to thin forests.
Bees are at risk from common crop pesticides, California study finds
California farmers could face more restrictions on how they combat crop-eating insects after a state report concluded that one class of pesticide poses a significant risk to bees that pollinate almonds and other crops.
It's been a deadly season for environmental activists and land defenders in Brazil
When villagers refused to let a timber exporter log on their land in a remote Amazon rainforest area of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, the hit men were sent in.
As climate warms, fire-ravaged Sweden gets a taste of California
A wildfire sparked, and then another, until more than 50 blazes were burning across the landscape.
Electric vehicles gradually spark Valley interest. Will powering up be a problem?
There are fewer than 5,000 automobiles in Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare counties that are powered primarily by electricity – either battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles that get their charge from a cord and an outlet rather than a hose and a gas pump.