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California's Climate Law Won't Sink Economy, Report Finds

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California's landmark climate change law will likely have a modest impact on the state's economy, a new analysis found, but will save the state billions in avoided fuel expenses.

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on Mar 25, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Oregon Zoo's California condors have produced six fertile eggs

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In the wild, North America's largest land birds lay no more than one egg per season. But keepers speed the process with captive birds using a method known as double-clutching, which has helped the species grow from a scant 22 condors in 1982 to 347 when last counted in February.

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on Mar 24, 2010 at 08:20 PM

California says climate change law won't hurt economy

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's economy will not be damaged by the state's 2006 climate change law and some sectors could thrive, a state agency said in a report on Wednesday that counters fears in the business community that the measure will kill jobs and economic growth.

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on Mar 24, 2010 at 03:50 PM

Bee Pollen And Hives Laden With Pesticides, Study Shows

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MERCED, Calif. — The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a...

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on Mar 24, 2010 at 12:51 PM
California Taking Steps Tow...

California Taking Steps Toward Water Management with New Smart Meters

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Photo via ianmunroeSmart water management technology is set to be a $16 billion industry over the next 10 years as companies and governments recognize that efficient water management is as important - if not more important - than smart electricity management. Of course, if you can't measure it, you can't manage it, which is just why California is gearing up with smart water...Read the full stor...

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on Mar 24, 2010 at 09:20 AM

A flawed cost/benefit study of a greener California

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The Varshney/Tootelian analysis, often cited by foes of AB 32, overestimates the law's costs by a factor of 10. It also excludes the value of energy savings and neglects the effects of innovation.The stakes are huge when it comes to regulating the use of fossil fuels in California. We need serious, credible analyses in order to understand the economic effects of new laws and proposed legislatio...

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on Mar 24, 2010 at 08:50 AM

Climate law won't hurt California economy, report says

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Many sectors will prosper under the greenhouse gas limits, an analysis by the state air board finds. A business group disputes the findings.California's overall economy will not suffer, and many parts of it will prosper under the state's landmark global warming law , according to an analysis by the California Air Resources Board that rebuts an industry-led ballot effort to suspend the regulati...

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on Mar 24, 2010 at 08:20 AM

California may extend smoking ban to state parks and beaches

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Sixteen years after California set a national precedent by instating a smoking ban in restaurants, lawmakers have voted to outlaw smoking at 278 state parks and beaches in what experts say is one of the nation's most far-reaching regulations of tobacco use.

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on Mar 24, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Climate law won't hurt California economy, report says

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California's overall economy will not suffer, and many parts of it will prosper under the state's landmark global warming law, according to an analysis by the California Air Resources Board that rebuts an industry-led ballot effort to suspend the regulations.

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on Mar 24, 2010 at 04:50 AM

The outdoors, made greater

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Banning smoking at state beaches and parks is a win for the public and for the environment.There are times when a day at the beach feels more like a frolic in an ashtray, with cigarette butts liberally strewn through the sand and between our toes. On beach cleanup days in California, they are the No. 1 trash item that the volunteers pick up -- 340,221 in a single day in 2009. That alone was a g...

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on Mar 24, 2010 at 12:20 AM