California Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in California courtesy of Environmental Health News.
Some environmental groups have taken issue with a proposed a carbon tax on gas and other fuels, because it would pre-empt part of California's current cap-and-trade program, which limits how much companies can pump out greenhouse gases.
How can California's Central Valley region add hundreds of thousands of people without adding more water? And does the state’s water crisis factor into the discussions as cities and counties surge forward with new development?
To aid in the Yurok Tribe's climate change research on Klamath River wetlands, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded the tribe part of a $1.5 million grant this week.
Central Valley farmers took a crippling blow Friday when U.S. officials made the unprecedented announcement that they would get no irrigation water from the federal government this year because of the drought.
California's devastating drought is taking a toll on the state's grass-fed beef industry, forcing at least one large-scale producer to switch to grain feed.
State Senator Darrell Steinberg is proposing a carbon tax on gasoline that would put a price on the pollution that causes climate change. The plan would also preempt a key piece of California’s existing climate law, due to kick in next year.
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders unveiled a proposal to spend roughly $687 million to alleviate the impacts of California’s drought, including efforts to clean and recycle water, improve conservation, capture rain, and give emergency food and housing assistance to farmworkers.
Over the past three years, as environmentalists have devoted tremendous resources to the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, leaders in the fight have potentially diverted vast resources from more impactful environmental goals, be it limiting power plant pollution or taxing carbon emissions.
A growing field known as climate-change psychology looks at the mental effects of a changing planet. Researchers and therapists have begun delving into human cognition to determine how people react to global conditions, and what those reactions mean moving forward.
Describing the drought as a "call to action," Gov. Jerry Brown joined Democratic legislative leaders Wednesday to unveil a $687.4 million package aimed at helping California get through its water crisis and better prepare for the next one.