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COP 23 Talks Kick off in Bonn, Germany with Host Island Nation Fiji

There is still a formal U.S. presence, but it's a little bit like a party guest who critiques your wine choice. The party…

The YIMBY Movement Could Help Make Cities Affordable Again

Renters in many cities, such as in San Francisco, where the average rent is approaching $5 per square foot, have had enough of…

Google Provides $10M Grant to Boost Skills Building at Goodwill

Behind the power of Google employee volunteers and a $10 million grant from the technology titan, Goodwill recently announced it will have the…

Climate Volatility Pushes Global Wine Production to a 50-Year Low

According to the a global wine industry group, 2017 will prove to be a rough year for wine grape growers worldwide, due to…

It’s Time to Invest in Negative Carbon

A real assets investment company, a cattle ranch, and a community-development bank all share the dream of turning western forests into carbon sinks…

California Passes First Cleaning Product Chemical Disclosure Law in U.S.

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Senate Bill No. 258, otherwise known as the Cleaning Products Right to Know Act. The law's…

San Francisco and Oakland Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Sea Level Rise

San Francisco and Oakland are among the growing number of public entities that are looking ahead and realizing the mounting tab they will…

Businesses and Local Governments Aggressively Leading on Climate Action

According to a report jointly issued by The Climate Group and the New Climate Institute, climate action is making encouraging progress across the…

This Furniture Maker Has an Idea for California’s 102 Million Dead Trees

SapphirePine, a product line of contemporary furniture that showcases this pine tree’s nature beauty, is harvesting trees lost to California's stubborn drought.

The Impact of the Solar Eclipse on the Utility Grid

The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 is expected to be a "first" in many ways. For many businesses within the 60-70-mile width…

Competition Fierce for Manure-to-Energy Projects in California’s Dairy Industry

Another manure-to-energy plant opened at a San Joaquin Valley dairy farm - and as California mandates that the dairy sector reduce its emissions,…

Salesforce Takes Another Step Toward 100 Percent Renewables

Cloud computing giant Salesforce announced another step made toward its goal of running 100 percent on clean power. The city is participating in…

California Regulators Approve $200M Volkswagen Zero-Emission Cars Investment

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that it had approved the first of four plans of Volkswagen to invest $800 million in…

This California Dairy Farmer Says He’s Got a Carbon-Positive Solution to Fight Emissions

Albert Straus, often heralded as a first mover in organic dairy and sustainable agriculture, has revealed what he says is the world's first…

California Extends Bipartisan Carbon Cap and Trade

This week, with considerable bipartisan support, the Calif. Legislature passed AB-398, which extends the state’s cap-and-trade climate law to 2030. Supporters say the…