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Jerry Brown talks a green game. So why isn't California tougher on these polluters?
Do regulators in California have your back when utilities or industries run amok, or when there’s a threat to public health in your neighborhood?
The Radical Plan to Cool Down LA as the World Heats Up
It’s barely 10 a.m. on an August day in Hollywood, and the heat is already becoming oppressive. The temperature’s only in the mid-80s, but in the direct sun it feels hotter—and it’s getting worse by the minute. Part of the reason is the ground. The black asphalt of this side street off Sunset Boulevard is sucking up the
Will Other States Join California's International Climate Pact?
The same day President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the governors of New York, California, and Washington announced a domestic effort to combat global warming, the U.S. Climate Alliance. Though the group’s exact plans are still unclear, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defiantly declared
California sues EPA for documents to determine whether Administrator Scott Pruitt has conflict of interest
California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra on Friday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it failed to comply with a request for documents that might indicate whether agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has a conflict of interest.
Elon Musk hands over first 30 Tesla Model 3s, but warns of 'manufacturing hell' ahead
Lights go dim. A rocket-launch-style countdown begins. Upbeat music pounds out some bass-heavy drama. 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, lift off.
Despite complaints, judge says Aliso Canyon natural gas facility can reopen
A state appeals court judge ruled Saturday that Southern California Gas Co. can resume operations at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, the source of the biggest methane leak in the country’s history.
Al Gore continues his mission to save the planet in 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'
Given that the biggest climate news of the past year has been the decision to pull the United States out of the landmark Paris global climate accord, it may seem as if the most inconvenient aspect of the new "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" documentary is its timing.
Californians show broad support for state's climate goals in new poll
Public support for the state’s battle against global warming remains strong and growing, according to a new poll from the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.
State regulators approve $200 million VW clean-car investment
The California Air Resources Board approved the first phase of Volkswagen’s plan to invest $800 million to support zero-emission vehicle use in the state over 10 years.
‘Trying to breathe’—as CA toasts environmental win, pollution still plagues
Growing up with 12 people packed into a two-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, Magali Sanchez-Hall rarely left the bubble of her south Los Angeles neighborhood.