California

Nika Knight, staff writer
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
A coalition of state attorneys general—led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman— announced plans Monday to file a lawsuit against the Department of Energy (DOE) under President Donald Trump for blocking Obama-era energy efficiency standards for a variety of commercial and consumer products. "Energy efficiency standards are vital to...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
As the national healthcare debate rages in the wake of the GOP's TrumpCare...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made his first public...

Further

Bad news on all sides on our human propensity for taking without thinking. A new study finds researchers have "grossly underestimated" the impact on the Amazon rainforest of logging and other human activity, even as California park rangers combat a surge in nightime bandits - aka "midnight burlers" - poaching the burl from old-growth redwoods to sell for furniture. The tallest trees on earth, old-growth redwoods once covered almost 2,000,000 acres of California; today, less than 5% of that...