Noteworthy News

From Almonds To Rice, Climate Change Could Slash California Crop Yields By 2050
Climate change could decrease the yield of some crops in California by up to 40 percent by 2050. That's a big deal for farmers in the state, which provides about two-thirds of the nation's produce.
Why Is California Rebuilding in Fire Country? Because You’re Paying for It
At the rugged eastern edge of Sonoma County, where new homes have been creeping into the wilderness for decades, Derek Webb barely managed to save his ranch-style resort from the raging fire that swept through the area last October. 
No one seems to want to run Trump's EPA in Californi
Perhaps it is unsurprising that the White House still hasn't filled this job: San Francisco is not an inviting place for the Make America Great Again administration.
Burnell Cotlon lost everything in Hurricane Katrina — “just like everyone else,” he said.
Electric vehicles' future relies on cobalt. It's often mined by children and is soaring in price
The road to an imminent electric vehicle future has hit a speed bump — one made of cobalt.
Salt marshes will vanish in less than a century if seas keep rising and California keeps building, study finds
On one side, there's the rising ocean. On the other, rising buildings.
Don't widen any more freeways. Just make buses better
El Camino Real, the steamers that whipped around Cape Horn during the Gold Rush, the Big Four, I-5, Uber — all are testaments to California's obsession with cutting down on travel time. Every generation has hailed a new savior for our traffic woes, only to eventually complain about it. I'm sure even Father Serra at some
California looks to permanently ban hosing off driveways, over-watering lawns
California’s top water officials are considering permanent conservation rules that would outlaw hosing down driveways, over-watering lawns and running sprinklers on grassy street medians.
That Antarctic ozone hole the world thought it was fixing? There may be a glitch
This is a problem the world thought it had fixed.
The water runs milky and can feel like fire. In this impoverished county, Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan may not help
Across the steep hills and hollows of this remote Appalachian county, many do not trust what flows out of their faucets — if anything flows at all.