Couple fined $1M for flouting law on sea walls as oceans rise
The California Coastal Commission ordered the owners of a beachfront house to tear down a sea wall and pay $1 million for permit violations, potentially signaling a shift in the agency's approach to saving iconic beaches as seas rise.
Survivors return, but there's a cost
Patrick McCallum and Judy Sakaki fled their house when the smoke alarm shrieked at 4:02 a.m. A year later, the couple plan to rebuild as record-setting blazes burn vast stretches of California.
The politics of Trump's Twitter spat with Calif.
President Trump has cannonballed into California's water politics, accusing the state's Democratic governor — an outspoken Trump foe — of mishandling deadly wildfires.
Trump says 'bad environmental laws' to blame for wildfires
President Trump blamed environmental laws yesterday for intensifying wildfires in California, in his first tweet about the ongoing disaster that has killed at least seven people.
Economists see errors in government claims on pricing
The Trump administration argues that weakening rules on gas efficiency for cars will save motorists money. Economists say it's not that simple.