Noteworthy News

Climate Change Will Disrupt Half of North America’s Bird Species, Study Says

The Baltimore oriole will probably no longer live in Maryland, the common loon might leave Minnesota, and the trumpeter swan could be entirely gone.

City programs running in advance of mandatory water cuts

Santa Monica is preparing for mandatory water cuts and officials are hoping a variety of programs will prompt locals to make some water-wise changes in the near future.

Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

The small prefab office of Arthur & Orum, a well-drilling outfit hidden in the almond trees and grapevines south of Fresno, has become a magnet for scores of California farmers in desperate need of water to sustain their crops. 

'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' Larger Than Researchers Expected

A six-week expedition to check out floating trash in the Pacific Ocean returns to Southern California after traveling more than 3,300 miles with some disturbing results.

Study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.

What Do Chinese Dumplings Have to Do With Global Warming?

‘In Sichuan, we’re eaters,” said Chen Zemin, the world’s first and only frozen-dumpling billionaire. 

Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

So much soot belched from the old power plant here that Mike Zeleny would personally warn the neighbors.

Why Food You've Salvaged Should Be a Growing Part of Your Diet

The woman on the phone gave me directions to a house in a residential neighborhood. 

2014 off to hottest start on record for California

The sun was so strong this year in Joe Del Bosque's cantaloupe fields that some of the melons could have used sunscreen.

The World Just Had Its Hottest June On Record

The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.

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