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California Can’t Stop Building Unneeded Fossil Fuels Plants

A recent story in the Los Angeles Times lays bare the absurdity of California’s energy landscape and the overwhelming power of for-profit utilities.

San Diego and Tijuana Share Uncertainty About Border Crackdown

Though separated by a border, San Diego and Tijuana function almost as sister cities. Residents cross regularly to work, shop, and visit with…

California To Vote On Leaving The U.S.

Last week California’s Secretary of State qualified a ballot initiative that will allow Californians to vote on leaving the Union. Some in the…

Finding Common Ground Through Climate Change Conflict

Adding vigorous communication to the conflict between cap-and-trade supporters and environmental justice groups — groups with, let's admit it, much commonality in their…

California’s New Climate Program Steams Ahead Despite Likely Legal Challenges

With the inauguration of President Trump underway, the California Air Resources Board launched its new proposal for fighting climate change. It calls for…

What California Can Learn from Singapore’s Brilliant Water Strategy

Singapore seems to have a better grasp on water conservation than even California, a state that has suffered six long years of drought…

How California Plans To Make Water Conservation a ‘Way of Life’

A plan put forth by California agencies at the behest of Gov. Jerry Brown aims to make water conservation a "way of life"…

The Greenwashing of Carpet Waste Management

Six years ago, California signed into law the country's first carpet waste management legislation. But the state's carpet recycling rate is actually falling.…

How Arrogance Pushed Uber Out of San Francisco

On Wednesday I shared here my analysis of Uber’s business model, making the case for Uber’s combative response to the California DMV over…

Why Uber Won’t Stop Testing Autonomous Cars in San Francisco

The California DMV told Uber it couldn't test its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco without a permit, but the ride-hailing company has no…

Gov. Brown’s Rallying Call for the Climate: ‘We’ll Launch Our Own Damn Satellites’

Donald Trump said he may favor eradicating NASA's 58-year-old earth sciences division, which includes a network of satellites that track climate change. But…

In Los Angeles, A New Approach to Marine Science

A new collaborative in Los Angeles aims to create “an ocean that will sustain future generations.” And it's not a pie-in-the-sky concept --…

NGO Urges California to Investigate the Solar Industry

D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability is urging California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate the state's solar power companies after mounting customer complaints.

California’s Climate Change Leadership Created 500,000 Jobs

Climate change regulations -- so-called business killers -- were also responsible for $48 billion worth of clean-technology investments in California over the past…

Millennials Push Fast Food Revenue Off a Cliff

McDonald's faces a stark reality: Only 1 out of 5 millennials have ever sampled the signature Big Mac. With the emergence of millennials…