Noteworthy News

The common thread in California's wildfires: heat like the state has never seen
The northern Sacramento Valley was well on its way to recording the hottest July on record when the Carr fire swept into town Thursday.
The world's largest solar farm rises in the remote Egyptian desert
In 1913 on the outskirts of Cairo, an inventor from Philadelphia named Frank Shuman built the world’s first solar thermal power station, using the abundant Egyptian sunshine to pump 6,000 gallons of water a minute from the Nile to irrigate a nearby cotton field.
Supreme Court Blocks White House Attempt To Stop Teens’ Climate Suit
The Supreme Court has shot down the Trump administration’s effort to halt a climate change lawsuit launched by a group of young people that accuses the federal government of exacerbating global warming by promoting fossil fuels — and threatening their futures.
Calculations show bullet train can complete route within 2 hours and 40 minutes. Reality may prove slower
 When California voters approved construction of a bullet train in 2008, they had a legal promise that passengers would be able to speed from Los Angeles to San Francisco in two hours and 40 minutes.
The Unintended Tragedy Of Colombia’s Peace Deal
Arvey Alvear Daza’s life has been dominated by fear for most of his 37 years. A farmer in Caquetá, a district in southern Colombia, his land on the northwestern edge of the Amazon rainforest placed him in the middle of a decades-long conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and the Colombian
Cities crack down on electric scooter scofflaws, while trying to untangle the chaos of a new technology
This is the summer of the electric scooter.
California's climate change regulator will keep its leadership through 2020
Gov. Jerry Brown will keep his imprint on the state’s powerful climate change agency beyond his time in office following an agency vote Thursday.
State regulators approve San Onofre nuclear settlement, trimming $750 million from original deal
Four years after approving a plan that charged ratepayers billions of dollars for the premature closing of the San Onofre nuclear plant, state utility regulators adopted a new deal Thursday that trims about $750 million from consumers’ electricity bills.
In attempt to save the rarest marine mammal, court orders a ban on Mexican seafood imports Rosanna Xia
To protect one of the most endangered species in the world, an international trade court judge ordered the Trump administration Thursday to ban all seafood harvested with gill nets in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California — a bold move with significant political and economic consequences.
‘Tahoe will not be blue.’ Why the lake’s warming trends are worrisome
Climate change is gradually warming Lake Tahoe, clouding its clarity and threatening its fabled “blueness,” scientists at UC Davis warned Thursday.