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California may be a climate leader, but it could be a century behind on carbon goals: study

by Herman K. Trabish, Smart Cities Dive, October 30, 2019 Power sector progress is masking the need to address emissions in transportation and industry. California just got sobering news that despite its nation-leading renewables build, it may be a century late in achieving its ambitious climate goals. The shift to renewables allowed California to meet […]

The Climate Center speakers Amanda Begley and Destiny Rodriguez

Public health, climate impacts, and The Climate Center’s new campaign

As the nexus between public health and climate impacts comes into sharp focus, public health officers are convening to share their challenges and strategies for addressing the climate crisis. On September 26th at the Westin Sacramento, the Health Officer Association of California (HOAC) met for their bi-annual gathering to discuss climate change as a public […]

Mary D. Nichols, California’s top air pollution regulator

Major automakers strike climate deal with California, rebuffing Trump on proposed mileage freeze

by Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post Four automakers from three continents have struck a deal with California to produce fleets that are more fuel-efficient in coming years, undercutting one of the Trump administration’s most aggressive climate policy rollbacks. The compromise between the California Air Resources Board and Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW […]

"Paris sunset" by waitscm

Paris bans 2.7 million vehicles to combat air pollution

by Adam Sage, The Times Paris has banned about a third of the cars in the region from entering the capital on weekdays to improve air quality and reduce deaths from particulate pollution. The measures — some of the most restrictive in Europe — come after the publication of a report showing that Paris has […]

The tortured tale of two transportation bills

Or how I learned to love the fight for climate change by Jane Bender, Board member of The Climate Center Here’s the bottom line An overwhelmingly Democratic legislature in the most progressive state in the union cannot pass a study bill on reducing vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions because of one person—the Chair of the […]

Air pollution causes ‘huge’ reduction in intelligence, study reveals

by Damian Carrington and Lily Kuo, The Guardian Air pollution causes a “huge” reduction in intelligence, according to new research, indicating that the damage to society of toxic air is far deeper than the well-known impacts on physical health. The research was conducted in China but is relevant across the world, with 95% of the […]