Microgrids Keep These Cities Running When The Power Goes Out

By Erica Gies, insideclimatenews.org -

By Erica Gies for Inside Climate News - Borrego Springs, California, is a quaint town of about 3,400 people set against the Anza-Borrego Desert about 90 miles east of San Diego. Summers are [...]

Study Shows Limits Of Cap-And-Trade In California

By Larry Buhl, capitalandmain.com -

By Larry Buhl for Capital and Main - On November 11, shortly after he began his speech at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, California Governor Jerry Brown [...]

Concerned Citizens & Environmental Groups Stop Oil Train In Its Tracks

By Staff, biologicaldiversity.org -

By Staff of Center for Biological Diversity - BAKERSFIELD, Calif.— A coalition of concerned citizens, environmental groups, and health and safety advocates successfully challenged the approval of [...]

Report: Racial, Economic Injustice Of Pollution Trading Programs

By Staff, foodandwaterwatch.org -

By Staff of Food & Water Watch - WASHINGTON – New analysis published today details the disproportionate burdens of air and water contamination and serious human health effects placed on [...]

California City Transforms Into ‘The Solar Capital Of The Universe’

By Jeremy Deaton, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Jeremy Deaton for Think Progress - Parris isn’t just looking to attract installation jobs. He also wants to bring manufacturing jobs to Lancaster. Accordingly, he encouraged BYD to open two [...]

Ensuring Equality For All In The Workplace

By Staff of NELP - It has been more than 50 years since the Civil Rights Movement and the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark federal law that prohibits racial [...]

Proposed State-Run STEM School Raises Questions, Suspicions

By Bill Raden, www.capitalandmain.com -

By Bill Raden for Capital and Main - A hastily revised bill introduced in Sacramento last month is attempting to address the state’s STEM crisis by adding a single new privatized state STEM [...]

California Considers Combustion-Engine Car Ban

By Ryan Beene and John Lippert, www.bloomberg.com -

By Ryan Beene and John Lippert for Bloomberg - The internal combustion engine’s days may be numbered in California, where officials are mulling whether a ban on sales of polluting autos is needed [...]

California To Sue Trump Administration Over U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

By Patrick McGreevy and Jazmine Ulloa, www.latimes.com -

By Patrick McGreevy and Jazmine Ulloa for Los Angeles Times - California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra plans to announce a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of the state that will challenge President [...]

California Statewide Coalition Housing Now Confronts Housing Crisis

By Deepa Varma, www.sfexaminer.com -

By Deepa Varma for The Examiner - California now has the highest poverty rate in the nation when the cost of housing is taken into account. Since 2005, more than 2.5 million Californians have [...]

What A Public Bank Could Mean For California

By Ellen Brown, www.ellenbrown.com -

By Ellen Brown for The Web of Debt Blog - California is the eighth largest economy in the world, and it has a debt burden to match. It has outstanding general obligation bonds and revenue bonds [...]

Berkeley Capitulates To Police Militarization And Spying

By David Welsh, www.counterpunch.org -

By David Welsh for Counter Punch - Former mayor Gus Newport scolded the city council for going along with the various schemes for further empowering the police. “I cut my teeth in the civil [...]

CA EPA Becomes First U.S. Agency To Declare Roundup Causes Cancer

By Nathan Donley, www.biologicaldiversity.org -

By Nathan Donley for Center for Biological Diversity - SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The state of California announced today that as of July 7 it will list glyphosate, the main ingredient in the pesticide [...]

Women In California’s Largest Immigrant Prison Hold Hunger Strike

By Victoria Law, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Victoria Law for Waging Nonviolence - On June 14, 33 women who have been detained and incarcerated by ICE in California’s Adelanto Detention Facility launched a hunger strike. They were [...]

Cheap, Clean Energy Pushes Electricity Prices Below Zero

By Leslie Kaufman, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Leslie Kaufman for Inside Climate News - For a time this spring in California, as the snow melted above hydroelectric dams, the sun shone on solar arrays, and the wind whipped through [...]