Jerry Brown

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 Craig Coley: he was  wrongly convicted of the 1978 murders of an ex-girlfriend and her four-year-old son

This week the city of Simi Valley in California announced it had made a $21 million (€18.4m) settlement with one of its residents, Craig Coley. Now 71(...)

  The remains of cars destroyed by the Carr Fire in July in Redding, California. No one was even vaguely surprised that Trump’s response to the wildfires was to deny that they had anything to do with climate change. Photograph:   Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

On August 2nd, Apple became the world’s first public company to achieve a market capitalisation of $1 trillion. A month later, Amazon became the secon(...)

Volunteer members of an El Dorado County search and rescue team search the ruins of a home, looking for human remains, in Paradise, California. Photograph: Sudhin Thanawala/AP

Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked through ash-covered debris of the devastating Northern California wildfire before rains that (...)

Tents pitched in a field next to a Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, where Camp Fire evacuees have been staying. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Thousands of people displaced by California’s most destructive wildfire face heavy rains next week that could trigger dangerous floods and mudslides, (...)

A fire-damaged road sign on Decker Road in Malibu. At least 48 people have died in the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history. Photograph: Stuart Palley/The New York Times

US National Guard troops have been searching through charred debris for more victims of California’s deadliest wildfire as top officials toured the ru(...)

A firefighter is silhouetted by a burning home along Pacific Coast Highway during the Woolsey Fire in California.  Photograph: AFP

Convoys of fire engines rumbled through the smouldering northern California town of Paradise on Tuesday on their way to combat still-active sections o(...)

Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire as it continues to burn in Malibu, California, on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Authorities searched on Monday for more than 200 people unaccounted for in one of the wildfires rampaging through parts of California, voicing concer(...)

Bugatti bricks: A Chiron two-seater sports car made of Lego as all sports cars should be. Photograph: Eric Piermont / AFP

In numbers: Boardroom balance 1 Minimum number of women that publicly traded companies headquartered in California must have on their board of direct(...)

Men place candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in Berkeley, California in 2015. Photograph: Reuters

California has signed a Bill into law requiring the waterproofing of apartment balconies to be regularly inspected in response to the 2015 tragedy in (...)

The council is also reviewing national policies in light an EU requirement that a draft “climate and energy plan” be completed by the end of 2018.

The Government needs to introduce a carbon tax in the Budget and more than double it by 2030, if it is to have any chance of decarbonising Ireland in (...)

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