Noteworthy News

Overpopulation: Why ingenuity alone won't save us
It's easy to grasp that in a national park, balance must be maintained between predators and prey, lest the ecosystem crash. But when we're talking about our own species, it gets harder.
Global warming 'hiatus' puts climate change scientists on the spot
It's a climate puzzle that has vexed scientists for more than a decade and added fuel to the arguments of those who insist man-made global warming is a myth.
Chemical odor, kids' nosebleeds, few answers in South L.A. neighborhood
Monic Uriarte says she began having headaches and bouts of dizziness three years ago, about the time she and her neighbors began smelling a chemical odor on the streets and in their homes.
Arctic Ice Makes Comeback From Record Low, but Long-Term Decline May Continue
Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean underwent a sharp recovery this year from the record-low levels of 2012, with 50 percent more ice surviving the summer melt season, scientists said Friday.
Santa Monica Bets on Electric Cars, but Consumers Are Slow to Switch
It would seem to be a good time to own an electric car in Santa Monica.
Misgivings About How a Weed Killer Affects the Soil
The puny, yellow corn stalks stand like weary sentries on one boundary of Dennis Von Arb’s field here.
Administration to Press Ahead With Carbon Limits
The Obama administration on Friday announced that it was not backing down from a confrontation with the coal industry and would press ahead with enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation’s power companies.
The Dilemma of a Hardcore Environmentalist: Trying Not to Scare the S#*+ Out of My Family, or Succumb to Defeatist Apathy
First disclaimer: I'm NOT that hardcore. I don't eat a strictly plant-based diet... yet. I ONLY take the bus when it works time-wise, or ride my bike when traffic volume and ecological impulses align. 
How We Learned Not to Guzzle
For as long as most of us can remember, the nation’s energy news has trended from bad to worse, starting with the oil crises of the 1970s.
China’s Plan to Curb Air Pollution Sets Limits on Coal Use and Vehicles
The Chinese government announced an ambitious plan on Thursday to curb air pollution across the nation, including setting some limits on burning coal and taking high-polluting vehicles off the roads to ensure a drop in the concentration of particulate matter in cities.