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California Plastic Bag Ban Could Be Delayed Until Fall 2016

A leading plastics trade group has announced it has collected enough signatures to put the California plastic bag ban to a vote in…
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California Law Banning Confinement Crates Takes Effect In 2015

Proposition 2 goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015, banning cages for hens and gestation and veal crates for pregnant pigs and calves.
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PG&E Smart Grid Lab Tests Battery Storage

Leading private- and public-sector energy players are joining to install and test a grid-scale battery storage system at PG&E's Smart Grid Lab. Eos…
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16 Major Companies and Agencies Say No to Chemical Flame Retardants

Those days when parents dressed their kids in jammies that have been treated with chemical flame retardants -- and tucked them into similarly…
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3 Reasons Why Oil Prices Have Collapsed

3p economics correspondent Bill Roth offers three reasons for falling gas prices. Here's a hint: Increased production isn't one of them.
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California Readies for Cap-and-Trade Next Steps

California will expand its cap-and-trade program in early 2015 by mandating refineries participate in the program. Is this a step forward for the…
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A Brief History of the Plastic Bag

California made headlines this fall when it became the first U.S. state to place a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. But how…
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Berkeley Takes on the Sugary Drink Industry

The sugary drink industry continues to get a bad rap. Blamed for promoting obesity, diabetes and bad eating habits, sugar-sweetened sodas are now…
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California Organic Dairy Farmers Hit Hard By Drought

The California organic dairy industry is reeling from the effect of the statewide drought, now in its third year.
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California Governor Vetoes Antibiotic Resistance Bill, Critics Cheer

It seems like an unlikely scenario: California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has championed issues ranging from healthcare to environmentalism, vetoed a bill last…
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A West Coast Perspective On Sustainability

Sustainability consultant Andrew Wilson of Corporate Citizenship finds that businesses in San Francisco are ahead of the curve when it comes to corporate…
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Google Invests $145 Million to Turn an Old Gas Field Into a Solar Plant

Google invested $145 million in an 82 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Kern County, California. The solar power plant, called the Regulus…
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The Top 10 U.S. States for Solar Power — And What They Can Teach Us

Here's a look at the top 10 states for solar energy in the U.S. and what we can learn from their example.
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Green Job Openings More Than Double in the Second Quarter of 2014

More than 12,500 clean energy and transportation jobs were announced in this year's second quarter (Q2 2014), more than double that of Q1,…
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Survey: Furniture Companies Dropping Flame Retardants

It's been a good month for sustainable furniture advocates in California. The state's recent update of TB 117, which in effect allows furniture…