California water futures begin trading amid fear of scarcity

Business Dec 8, 2020

California water futures begin trading amid fear of scarcity

Water has joined gold, oil and other commodities traded on Wall Street, highlighting worries that the life-sustaining natural resource may become scarce across more of the world. Farmers, hedge funds and municipalities alike are now able to hedge against — or bet on — future ...

Ford urges other automakers to follow California clean air rules

Business Dec 1, 2020

Ford urges other automakers to follow California clean air rules

Ford Motor Co. is prodding other automakers to embrace more stringent automotive clean air standards set by California in another blow to President Donald Trump’s efforts to limit the state’s ability to set tougher emissions rules as the industry prepares for the Biden administration. A ...

Many deaths feared after Oregon wildfires destroy five towns

World Sep 10, 2020

Many deaths feared after Oregon wildfires destroy five towns

An unprecedented spate of fierce, wind-driven wildfires in Oregon have all but destroyed five small towns, leaving a potentially high death toll in their wake, the governor said on Wednesday, as initial casualty reports began to surface. Hundreds of miles away in northern California, three ...

Protests demand answers after LA cops kill Black man in altercation

World Sep 2, 2020

Protests demand answers after LA cops kill Black man in altercation

Protesters demanded answers on Tuesday as they gathered in a south Los Angeles neighborhood where sheriff's deputies shot and killed a Black man during a violent confrontation the previous day. The man, identified as 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee, was riding his bicycle when deputies tried to ...

Why California's wildfire year could be the worst in decades

World Aug 29, 2020

Why California's wildfire year could be the worst in decades

California may experience its worst year for wildfires in decades, climate experts say, pointing out that it has already battled two of the three largest blazes in its recorded history during an intense heatwave this month — even before the peak season begins. Record temperatures ...