Drought-hit 'tinderbox' California braces for fires in months ahead

World Jun 2, 2021

Drought-hit 'tinderbox' California braces for fires in months ahead

"Now, when there's smoke here, everybody panics," said Steve Crowder, mayor of the small town of Paradise that was almost wiped off the map by California's deadly 2018 wildfires. The former police officer still struggles to hold back tears when talking about the blaze that ...

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 ...