Robot cars could add CO2 by circling block, grabbing pizza
Development of autonomous vehicles is speeding toward a tipping point, one that could pose disastrous consequences for the environment if policies aren't shaped correctly, experts said yesterday at a California Senate committee hearing.
Cities pepper courts with climate cases. Oil is the target
Lawsuits against oil companies for damages connected to climate change are mounting. So far, eight cities and counties in California and New York City have filed suit. Two Los Angeles city councilmen want that city to do the same.
Governor seeks $2.5B for clean cars push
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) wants the state to spend $2.5 billion to accelerate adoption of clean cars.
Another city sues oil companies for climate damages
Richmond, Calif., yesterday sued oil companies for damages related to sea-level rise, joining multiple cities and counties asking courts to punish fossil fuel businesses for climate change.
Record wildfires set stage for fight over insurance rules
Wildfires that ravaged California neighborhoods late last year triggered more than $9.4 billion in insurance claims, the latest in a spate of increasingly destructive blazes. Now the state's insurance regulator and some lawmakers want to change the rules governing fire insurance as homeowners face potential price spikes and cancellations.