Nathanael Johnson
solar dreams

A California legislator is pushing the state to get all of its electricity from renewables.

Could California be powered by just sun, water, and wind in 30 years?

Pipe dream

Elon Musk has started digging a tunnel under Los Angeles.

The founder of Tesla and SpaceX thinks he can cure Los Angeles of traffic congestion.

Sell-by dates are expiring.

The information on food packaging is about to get simpler.

That's a tuna cash

Dumb management of fisheries costs us up to $83 billion a year.

Overfishing is leaving a lot of cash in the ocean.

Cover Story

In California farm country, Trump’s deportation threat looms large

This is what life is like now for the people who grow your food.

La vie sustaina-belle

Sick of American politics? The would-be leader of France just invited you over.

A French politician has a cunning scheme to rob the United States of its smartest, most innovative people.

Empire of the sun

Solar jobs are booming.

It takes a LOT of workers to install all those solar panels.

Republic of Empiricism

Scientists aren’t just marching, they’re running for office.

Scientists have long sought to distance themselves from politics. Looks like that's starting to change, thanks to Trump.

High on our own supply

Why is California building fossil-fuel power plants it doesn’t need?

An L.A. Times investigation reveals that utilities are picking the pockets of the poor and hurting California's climate efforts.