California Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in California courtesy of Environmental Health News.
Better planning for how the coastline might be impacted by climate change, as well as protecting water systems from a warming environment, are goals in bills reintroduced into Congress by Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara.
Fresno Unified leaders Thursday afternoon urged state lawmakers to consider poverty and extreme weather conditions when granting $2.5 billion in Proposition 39 funds to improve energy efficiency in schools.
Wall Street is starting to think about climate change, at the urging of the Obama administration. In recent annual reports filed with the SEC, a number of major publicly traded companies — including Wal-Mart and UPS — have grappled with how changing weather patterns could affect their business.
George Shultz, preeminent adviser to Republican presidents, now at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, heads to Washington Friday to urge action on climate change.
No matter how you define them, green jobs are multiplying across the United States, including in California, and specifically in Orange County. The trend is driven by legislative mandates, as well as government incentives. It is amplified by the desire of many companies to save money through cutting waste or to market their operations as socially beneficial.
Ann Croissant bent down to listen to what the plants were saying. She skimmed her weathered hands lightly across the tops of the moss and liverwort. Here it was, March 1, and the plethora of spring arrivals concerned her.
Eucalyptus, an unusually hyperactive tree revered by some and castigated by others for being dirty, hazardous, invasive and generally disagreeable, is causing havoc on a forested San Francisco hillside steeped in history.
California's carbon market remains in its infancy, and still faces uncertainty about what action the federal government may take to reduce emissions at the national level. Still, the success of the most recent state auction is widely seen as an indication that its cap-and-trade program is here to stay.
Kurion did have well-connected executives --Raymont had spent much of his life in the nuclear-waste industry -- and the firm also possessed a game-changing technology: a means of stripping radioactive isotopes from contaminated water.
Fewer Californians today believe global warming is a problem that needs remedying than six years ago, according to a Field Poll released Monday, Feb. 25.