| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:31 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama’s top advisor on energy and climate issues is leaving the post, the White House said Monday, making no immediate announcement of a replacement.
Heather Zichal has advised Obama since his 2008 presidential...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:43 PM
SACRAMENTO — For the first two years of his late-in-life second act as governor, Jerry Brown focused almost exclusively on California's woeful budget situation.
Now, with the immediate crisis having passed after a hard-won tax increase, Brown is...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Following months of steady gains, the average fuel economy for 2013 light-duty vehicles sold in the U.S. dipped in September. Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute ??? who calculate average sales-weighted fuel economy...
| Oct 6, 2013
How different would California be today if voters had not ousted Gov. Gray Davis 10 years ago Monday, a mere 11 months after reelecting him to a second four-year term?
What one error could Davis have avoided, if he could replay his abbreviated tenure,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:38 AM
I cannot understand the reason for letting dogs on Balboa Island beaches.
Very often I see dogs on the beaches before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. (and after 9 and before 5) on leashes (or not), peeing and pooping in the same sand that, a short time later,...
| Sep 13, 2013
Re. "Climate-change science is immune to politics," Mailbag, (Sept. 3): Letter writer Jamie Dow claims science has proven man-made global warming and that this conclusion has nothing to do with politics. I believe she is mistaken.
Most of the reports...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Baltimore's first curbside electric-vehicle charging stations debuted Friday, marking the next step in the establishment of infrastructure to support the spread of plug-in cars and trucks.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other dignitaries were on...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:42 AM
As the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its report today, Friday, in Sweden calling it “extremely likely” that human effects are causing an increase in global average surface temperature, experts in...
| Sep 25, 2013
Re "What's this global warming 'hiatus'?," Sept. 23
I'm not a climate scientist and will not attempt to argue the interpretation of the data presented in this piece, but I do know what the word "hiatus" means: merely a lapse in continuity — in...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:03 AM
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Seeking to dispel any doubts over the credibility of their work, U.N. climate experts called their latest report an unbiased and reliable assessment of global warming as they presented it Monday to officials from 110 governments for...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 12:17 PM
The regulations released last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon emissions from new power plants are so clearly necessary — and have been in the works for years — that it's difficult to even think of them as...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...