Conservation & Green Economy
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy M. Frawley ruled Assembly Bill 32 gave
the Air Resources Board discretion to decide whether to adopt a cap-and-trade
program and design the method for distributing pollution allowances.
Months after the discovery of genetically engineered wheat growing in eastern Oregon sent a
shudder through the state's export markets, federal
investigators appear no closer to discovering how the "Roundup Ready"
plants got sown in the first place.
Entergy Corp. will shut down its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station because it's no longer financially viable.
The administrator for the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico said BP's claims of fraud in the program are unfounded.
Levels of the toxic mercury in Pacific Ocean fish will likely rise in coming
decades, much of it coming thousands of miles from Asia, researchers say.
A traveling photo exhibit of Mexico's environmental treasures is on
display at the Yuma Art Center through Oct. 3.
In a nod to the heat of summer in
Washington, a local e-bike firm has begun offering electric-bike tours of the
National Mall and memorials.
Because of ongoing litigation over the California Delta, the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum has put more than 200 old maps online.
General Motors has cut the amount of energy it takes to build a
transmission at its Toledo plant by 27 percent over the last three
Fracking has yet to unleash an oil boom in California, but pumping powerful acids underground may be more effective at freeing oil locked in the state's Monterey shale petroleum deposits.
Billions of bees are needed to pollinate California's $3.9 billion almond crop,
and D&J Apiary earns a big payoff trucking its
hives each February to the San Joaquin Valley.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. estimated massive amounts of radioactive material have flowed into the Pacific Ocean, raising fears about the harm to marine life.
California is the first state to propose
limiting chromium-6, a carcinogen found throughout the state, but
environmentalists say the recommended standard is too lax.
A deal between the federal government and Texas to save the dunes sagebrush lizard from extinction may have done more to shield energy companies from scrutiny than to protect the denizen of the West Texas oil field.
A University of California report describes the
state's embattled bullet-train proposal as an opportunity for environmental
and economic benefits in the San Joaquin Valley.