Noteworthy News

New Mexico is the driest of the dry
As an extended drought bakes the West, nowhere are ravages of changes in the climate worse than in New Mexico.
Life in a Toxic Country
I recently found myself hauling a bag filled with 12 boxes of milk powder and a cardboard container with two sets of air filters through San Francisco International Airport.
See-through film could turn phones, windows into solar panels
If you look out across the SoMa district in San Francisco, you see many rooftops covered in large solar panel arrays. 
Trash talk and the real dirt on a 'toxic tour' of Los Angeles
You won't find any homes of the stars on this tour bus as it shuttles rubber-necking sightseers through Los Angeles.
Internal EPA report highlights disputes over fracking and well water
One year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finished testing drinking water in Dimock, Pa., after years of complaints by residents who suspected that nearby natural gas production had fouled their wells. 
Landmark California regulations under federal fire
California has a reputation for having some of the nation's most aggressive rules on workplace safety, consumer protection and environmental quality — regulations that force companies to make costly adjustments to the way they do business worldwide.
Arctic methane 'time bomb' could have huge economic costs
Scientists say that the release of large amounts of methane from thawing permafrost in the Arctic could have huge economic impacts for the world.
Jim Hansen Presses the Climate Case for Nuclear Energy
I encourage you to watch this short video interview with climate scientist and campaigner James E. Hansen, posted by the folks who brought you “Pandora’s Promise,” the flawed but valuable film arguing for a substantial role for nuclear energy in sustaining human progress without disrupting the climate.
Louisiana Agency Sues Dozens of Energy Companies for Damage to Wetlands
Louisiana officials filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against dozens of energy companies, hoping that the courts will force them to pay for decades of damage to fragile coastal wetlands that help buffer the effects of hurricanes on the region.
Kidney Disease, an Underestimated Killer
Kidney disease doesn’t get the attention, funding or concern associated with cancers of the breast or prostate. But it actually kills more Americans — 90,000 a year — than both malignancies combined.