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Climate change will be deadlier, more destructive and costlier for California than previously believed, state warns
Heat waves will grow more severe and persistent, shortening the lives of thousands of Californians. Wildfires will burn more of the state’s forests. The ocean will rise higher and faster, exposing California to billions in damage along the coast. These are some of the threats California will face from climate change in
California lawmakers vote to restrict use of plastic straws, keeping state in national spotlight on environment
California is poised to become the first state to restrict the distribution of plastic straws at restaurants under a bill approved Thursday by lawmakers, capturing the attention of environmentalists nationwide who hope the idea, like many with origins in the Golden State, will spread across the nation.
Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here’s what happened
What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make.
Santa Monica City Council Approves Expanded Ban on Single-Use Plastics
At last night’s meeting, the Santa Monica City Council approved a revision to the 2007 Nonrecyclable Plastic Food Service Container Ordinance to expand plastics banned to include all single-use plastics for prepared foods.
California moves to safeguard vehicle emissions rules from Trump rollback
California is firing back at the Trump administration with a plan to safeguard the state’s greenhouse gas emissions rules from a proposed federal rollback.
Elon Musk, eager to shed Wall Street, suggests a massive buyout of Tesla. Its shares soar
Elon Musk once again sent heads spinning with a bombshell tweet Tuesday, saying he’s “considering” buying up shares of electric car maker Tesla.
New South Wales drought now affects entire state
Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), is now entirely in drought, officials have confirmed.
SoCal Gas agrees to $119.5-million settlement for Aliso Canyon methane leak — biggest in U.S. history
State and local officials on Wednesday announced a tentative settlement in lawsuits filed against Southern California Gas Co. over the biggest methane leak in U.S. history.
As Trump tweets about California fires, his administration wants to expand logging
Logging has long been among California’s most divisive environmental issues — and the controversy shows little chance of cooling as the Trump administration pushes new efforts to thin forests.
Bees are at risk from common crop pesticides, California study finds
California farmers could face more restrictions on how they combat crop-eating insects after a state report concluded that one class of pesticide poses a significant risk to bees that pollinate almonds and other crops.