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California recycling program is on the rocks

(via www.sacbee.com)

For years California has courted a reputation as an eco-friendly, green-minded leader, but the state now finds its most basic program of recycling beverage bottles and cans mired in debt and litigation.

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on Nov 23, 2009 at 06:50 AM

State Fund shops for 600 new cars

(via www.sacbee.com)

The State Compensation Insurance Fund, the workers' compensation insurer, is shopping for 600 new hybrid vehicles for its automobile fleet – an expense that could top $14 million. The fund is contemplating the major purchase at the same time it's hitting its own customers with a 5 percent increase in premiums in January, blaming that recently announced boost on "medical inflation."

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on Nov 23, 2009 at 06:50 AM

What are the largest sources of global warming emissions in California? The list is out

(via www.mercurynews.com)

Chevron oil refinery in Richmond tops the list, which was released by the California Air Resources Board, followed by other refineries, power plants and cement plants

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on Nov 22, 2009 at 07:21 PM

In California, Students Protest 32-Percent Tuition Increase

(via www.chelseagreen.com)

Hundreds of angry UCLA students gathered around the Los Angeles and Davis campuses Thursday to protest an unprecedented 32-percent undergraduate tuition hike.The board of regents approved the increase as a way to deal with a budget shortfall, but concerned students, faculty, and staff say it unfairly targets lower and middle class students and restricts access [...]

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on Nov 22, 2009 at 12:51 PM

How will California’s new TV energy standards affect you?

(via features.csmonitor.com)

On Wednesday, the California Energy Commission approved new energy-efficiency standards to regulate how much electricity television sets sold in the state can consume.When do the standards take effect? Jan. 1, 2011, with more stringent rules kicking in two years later.Do they apply to the TV sets I currently own?  No. They also don’t apply to [...]

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on Nov 21, 2009 at 01:51 PM
New Study Quantifies High P...

New Study Quantifies High Personal Costs of Building CA Cities for Cars

(via la.streetsblog.org)

Click to enlarge: Annual household transportation costs in the Bay Area.(editor's note: The section with area specific data for Southern California isn't done yet.  When it is, we'll have a post specific to our region.  In the meantime, this statewide article prepared by Matthew Roth in San Francisco is a great read.) [...]

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on Nov 20, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Jeanne-Claude dies at 74; collaborated with artist-husband Christo

(via www.latimes.com)

The artists attracted attention for decades by wrapping buildings and with temporary environmental projects such as 'Running Fence' in California in the 1970s and 'The Gates' in New York City in 2005.Jeanne-Claude, whose collaboration with her husband Christo in creating massive environmental works of art such as the 24-mile-long "Running Fence" in California in the 1970s attracted worldwide at...

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on Nov 20, 2009 at 12:20 AM

California sets limits on energy-gulping TVs

(via www.reuters.com)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California regulators gave final approval on Wednesday to the first mandatory U.S. energy curbs on television sets, a growing but often overlooked power drain that accounts for 10 percent of home electric bills in the state.

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on Nov 19, 2009 at 01:50 PM

California needs $20.7 billion more to balance next budget

(via www.sacbee.com)

California once again will look under sofa cushions and scour every sector of state government to find another $20.7 billion to balance its budget over the next 19 months.

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on Nov 19, 2009 at 06:22 AM

California imposes rule for efficiency on some TVs

(via www.nytimes.com)

Recognizing that giant new flat-panel televisions have become major power guzzlers, California on Wednesday became the first state to impose energy efficiency standards on them.

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on Nov 19, 2009 at 05:23 AM