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Santa Barbara Pledges Transition to 100 Percent Clean Power

Santa Barbara's city council voted last week to commit to 100 percent renewables by 2030, making this coastal city of 92,000 the 30th…

U.S. Cities, Companies Move Forward on Climate Commitments

Outrage still festers a week after President Trump announced the U.S. would leave the seminal Paris Agreement. But there are plenty of local…

Study: Obamacare Helps Self-Employed Californians and Those Working For Small Businesses

Self-employed Californians and those working for small businesses increasingly rely on the Affordable Care Act for healthcare coverage, according to the University of…

California’s Plastic Recycling Rates Are Headed in the Wrong Direction

California's beverage container recycling rate dipped below 80 percent for the first time since 2008, shortly after the state shuttered hundreds of recycling…

Trump Administration Will Invest $23.6 Million in Water Reclamation

The project comes out of the Department of the Interior, which notes a pending water crisis in part due to climate change.

California Gov Candidate: Develop the Coastline to Fund Income for Everyone

Zoltan Istvan, a Libertarian candidate for governor of California, wants to provide a universal basic income for all state residents -- and lease…

California Legislature Tries to Extend Life of Cap-and-Trade Program

Despite a recent court ruling in its favor, California's cap-and-trade program faces uncertainty -- but legislators are gearing up to extend its lifespan…

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Get a Boost from Tesla’s Elon Musk

The power of Tesla's EV charging network has spurned a new collaboration between Shell, Toyota and the state of California to bring more…

New California Bill Targets 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2045

This week California Senate leader Kevin De Leon introduced a bill that would require utilities to source 100 percent renewable energy in less…

Investors and Insurers Call On G-20 To Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Investors and insurers with over $2.8 trillion in assets under management are calling on the G-20 countries to phase out fossil fuel subsidies…

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…