Imperial County is seeking to declare a public health emergency at the Salton Sea, The Desert Sun has learned, aiming to force Gov. Gavin Newsom and federal officials to free up emergency funds and take immediate action to tamp down dangerous dust.
Typical discussions about homelessness tend to focus on its most obvious problem, a lack of shelter. What often gets left out, though, are the tangential issues that arise from the crisis.
Another slow-motion, man-made environmental disaster has been discovered, and it’s underneath your feet.
The Trump Administration just announced yet another blow to the country’s environmental protections.
The latest salvo is California’s long-running water wars, SB307, has the potential to emerge as one of the most important pieces of water regulation in recent years.
Though by definition no analogy is perfect, a good one can create a flash of insight or provoke thought. A strong analogy can clarify a point or an argument. It can bring dry facts to life, attaching them to images and emotions and showing us why they matter.
Humans have never lived on a planet this hot, and we’re totally unprepared for what’s to come. The real question is not whether superheated cities are sustainable. With enough money and engineering skill, you can sustain life on Mars. The issue is, sustainable for whom?
Concern over a record number of fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest are influencing the political discourse as world leaders convene in France for the Group of Seven summit.
The evolution of the plastic bottle from amazing to scourge of land and sea has played out inside of a generation.
Some Massachusetts cities shut off water to enforce timely bill payment. Others place liens on the property that result in extra fees and can lead to foreclosure. Nearly all have water-bill assistance programs that target homeowners, the elderly, or disabled, but not specifically those who are low-income.
This U.S. Department of Agriculture station outside Greeley and other sites across the Southwest are experimenting with drones, specialized cameras and other technology to squeeze the most out of every drop of water in the Colorado River — a vital but beleaguered waterway that serves an estimated 40 million people.