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  • Halfway to hell and still asleep at the wheel
    Halfway to hell and still asleep at the wheel
    Global Warming is halfway to hell. At 1 C we are only a few decades from the hell of a 2C world we have unleashed. Not only do we have to stop the further rise in greenhouse gases, we have to adapt to the consequences of what we’ve already...
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    HECA wants to inject CO2 onsite according to new report
    A new report from the Hydrogen Energy California (HECA) project owners may have just riled up more opposition to the project. The project owners are now talking about injecting CO2 into underground formations at the project site itself and no...
  • US Power Grid
    Shadowy Hackers Stalking Power Grid
    MetroCon to highlight intense prevention and mitigation of cyber attacks on major electrical grid DALLAS (July. 31, 2013) – Deep concerns about protecting our electrical grid from cyber attacks will be revealed when Lockheed Martin teams...
  • Governor Jerry Brown
    Contrary to science, most Californians blame global warming for drought
    Even though recent scientific studies show that global warming has nothing to do with California's multi-year drought, a new survey shows that nearly two-thirds of residents believe it does. The statewide survey, which was conducted in mid...
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    Bakersfield Environmental News Month in Review
    For those of you who missed it when these stories first came out, here is a short review of this month’s top stories in Bakersfield Environmental News. Just click on the links below for more information.Large new oil slick reported near...
  • EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
    Court tells EPA to redo overly strict emission limits in 13 states
    A U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to relax the air-pollution limits placed on power-plants emissions. The EPA instituted these rules as some gases cross state lines...
  • Large new oil slick reported near Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara County
    Large new oil slick reported near Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara County
    A massive new oil slick off the Santa Barbara County coast was reported today and the U.S. Coast Guard is investigating it. The latest report from the USCG said that no source of the oily sheen has been determined, however, the oil is non...
  • Controversial Delta housing project
    Ladner housing development receives approval
    Delta Council unanimously approved an Application for Rezoning, Development Variance Permit and Development Permit in order to permit construction of a 23-unit, three-storey townhouse development on 47A Avenue in Ladner last night.The project has...
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    New report shows Central California has 3 of the 10 most polluted national parks
    In a report released yesterday, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) presented data that showed every one of 48 U.S. national parks that have the greatest Clean Air Act protections surprisingly have significant air pollution problems...
  • Local Catholic Churches give little response to the Pope and climate change
    Local Catholic Churches give little response to the Pope and climate change
    On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church worldwide, issued a remarkable encyclical that directly addressed the threat of climate change. His "Laudato Si," subtitled, "On Care for Our Common Home,"...
  • Woolly mammoth
    Abrupt climate change, not humans, doomed the woolly mammoth
    Mankind has gotten a really bad rep lately as environmentalists blame us for everything from blizzards to droughts to rising sea levels and the infinitesimal warming in the last 100 years. So it's refreshing to read today that when woolly...
  • Rochester officials are critical components of Climate Change solutions
    Rochester officials are critical components of Climate Change solutions
    We should take seriously the Pope’s message that local officials, mayors (and in our case, the county executive), play a crucial role in leading on Climate Change. Bold demonstrations by our local officials to lead on Climate Change...
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    California climate change symposium to be held in Sacramento next month
    Those interested in climate change and how it will affect the world and California may be interested in attending the California Climate Change Symposium next month in Sacramento, CA. The two-day conference will cover cutting-edge research...
  • CoolCalif2015
    Cities invited to CoolCalifornia Challenge to reduce GHG emissions
    Applications from interested cities are now being accepted through August 31 for the latest statewide CoolCalifornia Challenge, a community-based competition to cut carbon emissions, according to an announcement this week from the California Air...
  • Gallup Survey - Pope
    Pope's U.S. popularity plummets in polls
    A new Gallup poll released on Wednesday shows that the pope's popularity has taken a steep downward spiral, with only 59 percent of Americans saying they viewed the pope favorably, down from 76 percent in February 2014. Fueling this lower...
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