Noteworthy News

Don't dilute CEQA, improve it
I remember life before the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA. I grew up in Altadena and Pasadena during the late 1930s and '40s. All too often I awoke to thick smog and air quality warnings. 
A Change in Temperature
Since 1896, scientists have been trying to answer a deceptively simple question: What will happen to the temperature of the earth if the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere doubles?
Climate Warnings, Growing Louder
Given new evidence on carbon pollution, President Obama should get moving on global warming.
Climate Change Impacts Ripple Through Fishing Industry While Ocean Science Lags Behind
With a limberness that defies his 69 years, Frank Mirarchi heaves himself over the edge of a concrete wharf and steps out onto a slack, downward sloping dock line bouncing 20 feet above the lapping waters near Scituate, Mass. 
Is It Time to Bag the Plastic?
In my New York City apartment, the kitchen drawers, the coat closet, even the wine rack are overflowing with a type of waste that is rapidly disappearing elsewhere — the used plastic shopping bag.
Clean Energy Learns to Compete
Europe used to be nirvana for companies in the clean-energy business, but in the past couple of years it has become a much tougher place. 
New Fracking Rules Proposed for U.S. Land
The Obama administration on Thursday issued a new set of proposed rules governing hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands, moving further to address industry concerns about the costs and reporting burdens of federal regulation.
A Black Mound of Canadian Oil Waste Is Rising Over Detroit
Assumption Park gives residents of this city lovely views of the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit skyline. 
Young Americans Lead Trend to Less Driving
In the middle of the last decade, the number of miles driven — both over all and per capita — began to drop, notes a report to be published on Tuesday by a nonprofit advocacy organization.
We've Hit the Carbon Level We Were Warned About. Here's What That Means.
Over the last couple weeks, scientists and environmentalists have been keeping a particularly close eye on the Hawaii-based monitoring station that tracks how much carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere, as the count tiptoed closer to a record-smashing 400 parts per million.