The lithium gold rush: Inside the race to power electric vehicles

A race is on to produce lithium in the United States, but competing projects are taking very different approaches to extracting the vital raw material. Some might not be very green.
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Pesky condors invade California home

Fifteen to 20 of the endangered giant birds wrecked the deck, knocked over lawn ornaments and tore up “every piece of plastic” they could find, the homeowner’s daughter said.

Giant sequoia found still smoldering after 2020 California wildfire

Scientists have discovered a giant sequoia still smoldering in California's Sequoia national forest, months after wildfires tore through the region last August.


Public health crisis looms as California identifies 600 communities at risk of water-system failures

A familiar scene has returned to California: drought. Two counties are currently under emergency declarations, and the rest of the state could follow.


Regulation could take aim at warehouse-related pollution

Roxana Barrera and her son are among hundreds of thousands of Southern Californians who breathe higher levels of air pollution and face increased risk of illness from living near warehouse distribution centers and other goods-movement hubs that are disproportionately concentrated in communities of color.


Harmful algal blooms in Clear Lake, California

A monitoring program tracks toxic cyanobacteria and influences change.


Sharp drop in leatherback sea turtles off West Coast called a troubling sign

Scientists say a rapid decline in the numbers of the leatherback species means they could disappear in decades.

U.S. approves massive solar project in California desert

The Biden administration said it has approved a major solar energy project in the California desert that will be capable of powering nearly 90,000 homes.


Parts of California see May red flag fire warning for first time since 2014

Dry, hot weather and strong winds have triggered a "red flag" fire warning for parts of northern California, the first time the National Weather Service has issued such a warning for the region in the month of May since 2014.


Why wildfires are raging early in the West due to drought and climate change

Firefighters in New Mexico, Arizona and California are battling springtime blazes that have been fueled by a severe drought and boosted by climate change.

California’s wildfire season is expanding as the wet season shrinks

What was once traditionally the "wet season" is no longer immune from bouts of dangerous fire weather. California's wildfire season is expanding, and human-induced climate change is a leading cause.


Carper urges tough US rules barring gas-powered cars by 2035

A top Senate Democrat is urging U.S. anti-pollution standards that would follow a deal brokered by California with five automakers and then set targets to end sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, a goal that reaches farther than President Joe Biden's climate plan.

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California transportará a salmones desde criaderos al mar

Las autoridades de California transportarán nuevamente en camiones a millones de salmones criados en viveros en la región agrícola del Valle Central del estado hasta el Océano Pacífico.


Federal court rules EPA must ban pesticide linked to harm in children — or prove it is safe

“EPA’s egregious delay exposed a generation of American children to unsafe levels of chlorpyrifos,” the decision states.
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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

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