Plantation industries have taken root across much of Southeast Asia's peatland forests, disturbing habitat with the highest carbon content in the world. The release of carbon from Indonesia's vast and deep peatlands has made this developing country the world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter. Some forest experts say slowing this release could be one avenue for quick action on global warming. But how and whom to pay to stop Indonesia's carbon hemorrhaging in places like Riau province remains unclear.
Neighborhoods at the foot of the hills in Los Angeles are sometimes flooded with heavy rain, but in one area the street has been re-engineered to capture the rain and water the plants.
People desperate to get rid of bed bugs are making themselves sick by using harsh chemicals and exposing themselves to insecticide poisoning.
A drastic new California budget closes one quarter of all state parks, including historic Los Encinos in Los Angeles.
California's new Governor Jerry Brown, is not saying yet whether he’ll accede to demands from the left to tighten up the state’s impending carbon-trading system.
The bicycle movement keeps growing the United States. More and more cities are holding Blessing of the Bicycle events like this one in Los Angeles.
In Kalimantan, Borneo, a massive government project booms, busts, and burns. Now there's an international effort to restore land ruined by the Mega Rice growing scheme.
Some suburban Los Angeles communities say they can’t cram in more housing in order to reduce carbon emissions. So they’re trying little electric cars instead.
Some universities are changing the way they teach chemistry.
In a message that has implications beyond the state, Californians repudiated an oil-funded effort to kill their climate change law. We talk with California Senator Fran Pavely, who co-authored the law.
Not Toyota, not Honda, but Nissan has come out with the first affordably-priced fully electric car since General Motors killed its electric EV1 back in 2003. It's the Nissan Leaf and the first ones will be delivered to owners in eight weeks.