| Mar 4, 2012
Stubborn does not come close to describing the desert tortoise, a species that did its evolving more than 220 million years ago and has since remained resolutely prehistoric.
Its slowpoke take on biological adaptation has exposed modern vulnerabilities....
| Feb 18, 2012
For Sale: 3,400 acres in the desert.
• No paved roads. Check.
• Isolated. Ideal.
• Land not suitable for farming. Perfect.
• Blistering sunshine. Jackpot.
• Asking price: $34 million. Deal.
As large-scale solar...
| Mar 6, 2011
Larry Eisenberg had a vision. "Amazing," he called it. "Spectacular."
The Los Angeles Community College District would become a paragon of clean energy. By generating solar, wind and geothermal power, the district would supply all its electricity needs....
| Feb 27, 2011
The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated.
In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
| Dec 1, 2011
Former Rep. Carlos J. Moorhead, a Republican who represented Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena and surrounding communities for 24 years in Congress, died Nov. 23, his family announced. He was 89.
A Glendale resident, Moorhead died at an assisted-living...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Friday marked the day Rick Perry finally tried to go on offense.
First he blitzed the network morning shows, then he delivered a detailed speech on energy policy in Pittsburgh. All before lunch.
It amounted to what felt like a new chapter in the Texas...
| Apr 26, 2011
"What the heck went wrong?" That, apparently, is the question roiling the environmental community as it realizes that the fight against climate change has fizzled.
As Brad Plumer writes in the New Republic, everything was looking great in 2008 for a...
| Aug 23, 2011
It was a massive flatbed truck, flanked by smaller vehicles brandishing "oversized load" banners, carrying a huge white thing.
I think the first one I saw was in Ohio. But I know that by the time I passed Grand Island, Neb., I'd lost count.
What was it?...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Sarah Palin is scheduled to make her debut as a morning show co-host when she appears alongside Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Ann Curry on "Today." Palin is NBC's answer to Oprah Winfrey's interview on "CBS This Morning" and Katie Couric's weeklong guest-...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 9:35 PM
SolarCity: SolarCity launches a loan program that lets consumers make energy efficient home improvements with no money up front....
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Environmentalists: Prepare to be shaken up. It turns out that hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. fracking, a.k.a. the latest fossil fuel industry outrage to be perpetrated on planet Earth, isn't just a menace because it may be contaminating groundwater. It also...