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57 California Tribes Team Up to Develop Biofuels

The Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT), a group of 57 Native American tribes, recently announced its agreement with BioJet and Tartoosh Environmental…
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Global Carbon Trading Takes a Big Step Forward

It has often been pointed out that our modern world could quickly become cleaner, safer, and more sustainable if only externalities, such as…
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Monsanto Outspending Top 10 Pro-Prop 37 Supporters 2 to 1

The fight over California’s Proposition 37 and GMOs heats up; opponents such as Monsanto wail that the sky would fall if the measure…
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Walmart Installs Massive Wind Power Turbine in California

While Walmart has not given a deadline of when the retail giant plans on reaching that 100 percent renewables goal, the movement towards…
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California’s Publicly Owned Utilities Have Plenty of Work to Do on Renewables

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently released a report that examined the state’s 10 largest POUs between 2003 and 2010
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California GMO Labeling Law Makes It Onto November Ballot

After a long campaign, the GMO labeling law successfully makes it onto the November ballot in the state of California which is a…
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Reducing Food Waste Through The Gleaning Project

One start-up's attempt to put excess produce to good use - and make a profit.
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Texas Climate & Carbon Exchange Opens for Global Trading

I know, this almost sounds like a punch line to a bad joke, or perhaps an oxymoron. Many people tend to think of…
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California Leads the Way on GMO Labeling

GMOs and GMO labeling often lead to heated discussions. The EU has been labeling GM food since 1997 and India will soon begin…
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Los Angeles Becomes Largest US City to Ban Plastic Bags

Last week the state of Hawaii introduced a state-wide ban on plastic bags, becoming the first US state to do so. In spite…
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California and Quebec Will Link Cap-and-Trade Programs

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced last week that California's cap-and-trade program will be linked to Québec's cap-and-trade scheme.

Is Your State Prepared for Climate Change?

California has one of best climate change adaptation plans.

California Charges Forward on EVs

As you may have seen, California Governor Jerry Brown announced a $120 million settlement last week, with utility company NRG that will be…
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“Save The Plastic Bag Coalition” Fights Against Banning Plastic Bags in SF

If you thought the debate over the impact of plastic bags is one debate we’re already done with, you got it wrong. It’s…
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Monterey County Bans Harmful Chemicals on Strawberry Farms

Grist reported on Valentine’s Day that one of the biggest farm communities in California – Monterey County – banned the notorious fumigant methyl…