California Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in California courtesy of Environmental Health News.
Mike Newland, an archaeologist at Sonoma State University and president of the Society for California Archaeology, is leading an effort to record California’s archaeological sites before they’re destroyed by rising seas.
Though the correlation isn't exact, increased temperatures are often accompanied by increased aridity, and this past summer provides yet another example in North America. Throughout the summer months, a record drought took hold over the majority of the Western and midwestern United States.
California's first cap-and-trade auction was pronounced a success by the state's air-pollution agency Monday, which reported the sale of more than 28 million carbon credits among as many as 73 business entities last week.
The defeat of two ballot measures will make it much more difficult for the East Bay to do its part in the fight against global warming.
The price of spewing greenhouse gases came in relatively cheap today, as California officials released the results of their first-ever cap-and-trade carbon auction.
Californians are getting their first glimpse of how the state's experiment in carbon trading is working out.
California businesses snapped up - at bargain prices - the entire first wave of permits for releasing greenhouse gases linked to climate change. But how the auction’s results ultimately affect consumer prices on an array of products and services remains fiercely contested.
State regulators on Monday celebrated the results of last week's first-ever auction of California greenhouse gas emission permits, declaring the long-awaited kickoff to the nation's first effort to put a price on carbon pollution a success.
California businesses subjected to the nation's only cap-and-trade policy were able to buy emissions credits at pennies above the minimum price when the state held its inaugural auction for emissions allowances last week.
To the list of things that started in the Bay Area (blue jeans, Sourdough French Bread, fortune cookies) you can now add automobile fuel made by algae. But why would anyone would want fuel made from algae?