Noteworthy News

EPA criticizes environmental review of Keystone XL pipeline
The agency responds to the State Department's draft report, which concluded the project would have a minimal impact.
Mikhail Gorbachev Admits Environmental Frustrations With International Policy
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev painted a dim picture of the world's environmental progress on Thursday, two decades after he and a former Swiss lawmaker founded Green Cross International.
DWP watchdog warns high cost comes with L.A.'s coal-free plan
Weeks after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa celebrated his plan to move the city off of coal-fired energy, a city watchdog has attached a giant price tag to the initiative.
China Must Exploit Its Shale Gas
If the Senate confirms the nomination of the M.I.T. scientist Ernest J. Moniz as the next energy secretary, as expected, he must use his new position to consider the energy situation not only in the United States, but in China as well.
Environmental Questions Take Back Seat at Hearing for E.P.A. Nominee
Most of the biggest challenges facing the Environmental Protection Agency — climate change, major new regulations on power plant emissions, biofuels production and enforcement of clean air and water laws — were virtually absent from Thursday’s confirmation hearing for President Obama’s nominee to head the agency, Gina
The Fossil Fuel Resistance
It got so hot in Australia in January that the weather service had to add two new colors to its charts. 
Santa Monica Sustainability Bill of Rights Becomes the Law
Last evening, on April 9, 2013, our Santa Monica City Council voted for final passage of our Sustainability Bill of Rights Ordinance: 7 - 0!
Mystery Malady Kills More Bees, Heightening Worry on Farms
For America’s beekeepers, who have struggled for nearly a decade with a mysterious malady called colony collapse disorder that kills honeybees en masse, the last year was particularly bad.
Keystone XL: The pipeline to disaster
In March, the State Department gave the president cover to open a big spigot that will hitch our country to one of the dirtiest fuels on Earth for 40 years or more. 
Groups seek probe into low-grade crude shipments to L.A. refineries
A coalition of environmental groups says it has discovered that large-scale shipments of low-quality heavy crude oil from Canada's tar sands are being delivered by rail for processing by Southern California refineries.