This is the first time the state has stepped into the issue over the species, which is losing protection and being killed in several states.
In what could become a defining moment in environmental history, President Obama unveiled a plan on June 2 to cut carbon emissions by nearly a third within 15 years.
A heat wave and tinder-dry brush have created a dynamic, dangerous situation with the most menacing brushfires in nearly two decades.
Although Cuba is a logical partner for the U.S. to collaborate with on medical research and development, the longstanding U.S. embargo severely limits trade, travel and exchanges .
Now the State Assembly must vote in favor of it, as well, and there's only a limited amount of time, as the state legislature goes on recess in late June.
Starting June 6, a ban on fracking will go into effect in Beverly Hills, making it the first municipality in California to say "no" to the harmful gas extraction process.
In the eastern U.S., the number of extreme weather events, including very heavy rain events, has increased already.
The World Health Organization declared polio an international health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the disease.
Oil trains throughout the U.S. are literally crashing and burning. One could easily produce a long list of such disasters from last year alone. Another incident can now be added to that list.
The $5.4 billion project, which represents the dirtiest, least efficient kind of oil development, would pump dirty tarsands oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas refineries.