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More than 95% of all Federal drilling occurs in established fields within the Kern County area of the San Joaquin Valley.

Why California’s climate solution isn’t cutting it

by Jacques Leslie, Los Angeles Times Many Californians take pride in the state’s position on the front lines of the global climate change struggle, but the dismal performance of its centerpiece climate program — cap and trade — shows that in a crucial way the state’s reputation is undeserved. Even here, in the heartland of […]

Time’s Person of the Year is its youngest ever: Greta Thunberg, the teen climate activist

Thunberg is Time’s Person of the Year — the magazine’s youngest ever.

COP25 Closing Plenary. Sunday 15th 2019

Cop25: What was achieved and where to next?

By Jocelyn Timperley, Climate Home News The annual UN climate talks closed in disappointment on Sunday in Madrid, after two weeks spent trying to hash out a deal. Countries failed to agree on many of the hoped for outcomes, including rules to set up a global carbon trading system and a system to channel new finance to […]

Solar on Glendora, Calif. Walmart

California now has 1 million solar roofs. Are 1 million batteries next?

by Sammy Roth, LA Times For Clovis Unified School District outside Fresno, the economics of solar power have been too good to pass up. And for the solar industry, the district’s investments in sun-generated electricity have helped fuel a milestone 14 years in the making. Clovis Unified has installed solar systems covering parking lots and […]

Scientists and activists examine need for climate action

by Randy Showstack, EOS For Varshini Prakash, the climate crisis “is obviously very depressing” and “terrifying with the timeline that we’re working on” to curb greenhouse gas emissions. However, Prakash isn’t letting that stop her as she works to organize and mobilize youth and others to stop climate change. She is the cofounder of the […]

EU unveils ‘Green Deal’ plan to get Europe carbon neutral by 2050

by Mehreen Khan, InsideClimate News The European Union unveiled a sweeping set of environmental initiatives on Wednesday aimed at creating the world’s first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, touching everything from state aid rules to a green industrial policy and a carbon border tax on imports. In its much-anticipated Green Deal for Europe, the new European […]

631 institutional investors managing more than USD 37 trillion in assets urge governments to step up climate ambition

by The Investor Agenda 631 institutional investors managing more than $37 trillion in assets urged governments to step up efforts to tackle the global climate crisis and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, in a joint statement issued today at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP25). The ​Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate […]

Presidential candidates wouldn’t talk climate-friendly agriculture– until now

by Tom Philpott, Grist Food and agriculture policy has been at best a fringe issue during the last few Democratic presidential primaries. Candidates tend to limit their agricultural appeals to “broad value statements” rather than dive into the policy specifics “that would indicate they’ve given these issues the attention they deserve,” says Sarah Hackney, coalition […]

Will business listen to what our children are saying about the climate emergency?

This article was originally published in the North Bay Business Journal on October 25, 2019. by Efren Carrillo and Ellie Cohen Last month, millions of young people in the North Bay and all over the world participated in events that are part of a massive youth-led grassroots movement calling attention to the urgent need to […]

Youth speak at the Climate Strike in Santa Rosa on September 20, 2019

The Climate Center’s youth demand real action– climate policy for rapid decarbonization

Over four million of us demonstrated across the world on September 20th. School strikers, unions, businesses, teachers, scientists, celebrities, and religious organizations took to the streets. Hearing the call to action from Greta Thunberg, people united across time zones and cultures to fight the fossil fuel industry for our future. While we might all expect […]