Noteworthy News

Taking a green rental bike through DTLA? A tipsheet for first-timers
A bike tour of downtown Los Angeles — or DTLA — is a breezy way to skirt congestion and see city sights up close. The affordable green Metro bikes can be found in racks every few blocks, and are placed at such hot spots as Union Station and Grand Central Market. Zig-zag your way through the booming Arts District or pedal
Jerry Brown's work to seal his climate legacy is only half done
It seems a little churlish to prod Jerry Brown on carbon issues. He's done as much as any leader in the world to move forward on the climate and energy crises that are the defining challenges of our time.
Vote on Southern California's investment in delta tunnel project could be a nail-biter
With the city of Los Angeles and Orange County on opposite sides, Southern California's role in financing a massive water delivery project is likely to hinge on a few smaller agencies.
Apple says its global facilities are now powered by 100-percent clean energy
Last week, Apple called out the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to rollback the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The company cited both the obvious environmental impact of such a move, along with potential economic fallout.
O.C.-based vegan Mexican pop-ups are having a moment right now
No animals were harmed in the making of the best new conchas in Santa Ana. Same goes for the best sweet tamales. Oh, yeah, the carnitas tacos are vegan, too.
Nothing’s been done to protect 100 miles of Southern California creeks and rivers, group claims in lawsuit against Trump adminis
More than nine years after Congress declared 100 miles of waterways in Southern California as wild and scenic, the federal agencies managing those resources have done nothing to protect them, according to a lawsuit filed last week in federal court in Los Angeles.
Southern California regulators have a chance to rein in freight pollution. Will they take it?
Over and over in their decades-long war on smog, Southern California regulators have failed to use a powerful tool against ports, warehouses and other freight and logistics hubs that are magnets for air pollution.
Trump administration steps up war with California over environmental protections
The Trump administration stepped up its offensive Monday on California's environmental laws, suing to reverse a state law that seeks to handcuff the federal government from selling any of the 45.8 million acres of property it controls in the state.
Trump's effort to revoke California's emission rules will be a disaster — for the auto industry
The old adage about being sorry when you get what you asked for is about to land squarely on the head of the automobile industry.
Don't let Trump and Pruitt Make America Smoggy Again
The world is increasingly speeding toward a future of clean, zero-emissions cars. China — the largest auto market on the planet — plans to ban the sale of new vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel engines in the coming decades. Until then, the Chinese government requires that carmakers sell an increasing number of hybrid