Noteworthy News

How Staples Center and the Kings learned to make ice from thin air
Executives from Staples Center and the Los Angeles Kings were willing to hear a start-up’s pitch about slicing energy costs and improving the quality of the arena’s ice sheet, which has never enjoyed a great reputation among professional hockey players.
Protecting your skin and saving baby corals doesn't have to be mutually exclusive
Beach season is officially in full swing, with Americans heading to the coast to swim, lounge, camp, party and generally cool off from the heat-drenched cities. And because we’ve been so well trained to avoid the harmful ultraviolet rays that cause skin cancer, most beachgoers will be mindful to slather on a generous
These Indian fishermen take plastic out of the sea and use it to build roads
Every one of India’s 1.3 billion people uses an average 11kg of plastic each year. After being used, much of this plastic finds its way to the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, where it can maim and kill fish, birds and other marine wildlife.
Embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandals
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, one of the most scandal-plagued Cabinet officials in U.S. history, is leaving the agency, President Trump tweeted Thursday.
A forecast of record-breaking heat and dry wind sparks brush fire worries across the state
Record-breaking heat and gusty winds expected by the weekend will prime California’s brush-covered hills and valleys for fast-moving wildfires even as crews currently battle two large blazes in the northern half of the state.
The Fourth of July brings some of the year's worst air pollution. You can thank fireworks
Americans’ fervor for Fourth of July fireworks has some unfortunate side effects.
A changing climate at Mono Lake could mean more dust storms in the Eastern Sierra — or less water for L.A.
When dust storms began rising off the dry bed of Owens Lake, authorities in the Eastern Sierra blamed Los Angeles’ thirst. The city had, after all, drained the lake in the 1920s to serve its faucets.
Dockless bicycles impounded in Coronado headed for scrap pile
The city of Coronado has impounded more than 100 dockless bicycles since March. Now it plans to recycle those that have been held in storage for more than 90 days.
Musk declares Tesla 'just became a real car company.' But can it keep building Model 3 vehicles at this pace?
Tesla Inc. reached a milestone crucial to Elon Musk’s goal to bring electric cars to the masses — and earn some profit in the process — by finally exceeding a long-sought production target with the Model 3. By building more than 5,000 of the sedans in the last week of the second quarter, Tesla “just became a real car
The Valley will get light rail: Metro board approves north-south line along Van Nuys Boulevard
For nearly two decades, residents of the northern and eastern San Fernando Valley watched as Los Angeles County officials opened new rail lines to the Westside, the San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles, hoping that the Southland’s transit building boom would someday reach them, too.