Sustainability

Democrats push back against GOP plan to change Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON - Democratic lawmakers said that efforts by House Republicans and the Trump administration efforts to revamp the Endangered Species Act disregard science and ignore the impact that climate change is having on wildlife and their habitats.


Hopi Tribe trial to adjudicate water rights begins

The first in a series of trials looking at water rights for the Hopi Tribe starts on Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court. But the results will take a while.


Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

NEW YORK - A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan where they protested at the offices of an investment firm that might save the plant, which employs hundreds but is routinely cited as one of the most-polluting in the nation.


Los Angeles seeks sustainable solutions for persistent problem of homelessness

About 60,000 people are homeless in Los Angeles, and Mayor Eric Garcetti recently declared homelessness in this city a state of emergency.


Caltech scientist uses drones to herd birds away from aircraft

A California Institute of Technology scientist and his colleagues worked on an algorithm that enables a single self-guided drone to herd a flock of birds away from an airport.


China ups ante in trade war, imposes tariff that could doom U.S. paper recycling

China’s latest round of retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. includes “recovered fiber materials,” the recycled paper, newspaper and cardboard we put in the recycle bin.


Tapped out, or plenty to tap? Developers argue there’s more water in the Colorado River Basin

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Pipelines that would draw more water from the Colorado are being proposed even though the river is approaching historic low levels due to climate change and population growth. Critics argue the river already is near collapse.