California Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in California courtesy of Environmental Health News.
The Colombian city of Cartagena is trying to plan ahead as scientists say cities nearer the equator, where temperatures are already higher, are at greater risk if global warming isn't checked.
South San Francisco officials say they are on target to meet state emissions standards set by landmark legislation passed in 2006 to counter global warming — more than 10 years ahead of the deadline.
Marin planning officials are considering a revision to the county's windmill regulations that would encourage the development of small-scale wind generators while continuing to restrict larger systems.
One side sees hacked e-mail as a sign of a 'Warmist Conspiracy.' The other says it's being taken out of context. Analysts don't expect it to have much effect on the Senate greenhouse gas bill.
As temperatures rise due to climate change, drought, crop failure and deforestation have combined to create a crisis of malnutrition in Madagascar.
Former Vice President Al Gore was given the Global Humanitarian Award 2009 for his work drawing attention to the global warming crisis. In his acceptance speech, he emphasized that fundamental shifts in policy are required to stave off environmental disaster.
Paul Alivisatos, a chemist whose pioneering research seeks promising new low-cost sources of solar energy, was named the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on Thursday.
The first-in-the-nation criteria, approved unanimously Wednesday by the California Energy Commission, is aimed at cutting the amount of electricity used by new high-definition TVs up to 58 inches starting Jan. 1, 2011.
Even as they struggle through a withering recession, a growing number of companies are taking action to fight climate change, according to an annual survey released Wednesday.
A plan for a local government authority to compete with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and buy more of its electricity from renewable energy sources is coming under increased scrutiny by solar businesses nervous about what the plan could mean for their livelihoods.