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Today's Climate: February 5, 2010

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GOP Lawmakers Seek to Suspend Calif. Climate Law (AP)Republican lawmakers in California are circulating a ballot initiative backed by business interests that would suspend California's landmark global warming law, a signature policy of Gov. Schwarzenegger's tenure.Senators Seek Sulfur Dioxide Pollution Cuts (Reuters)

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on Feb 05, 2010 at 01:50 AM

Cold batteries mean trouble for plug-in cars — even in California

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Even California's semi-chilly temperatures can reduce performance

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on Feb 05, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Industry Tries to Derail Progress in California, Again

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In a familiar attack on California’s plans to fight climate change, a coalition of industry groups has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Fresno, California challenging California’s low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS).  The low carbon fuel standard is designed to...

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on Feb 04, 2010 at 08:20 PM

GOP lawmakers seek to suspend Calif. climate law (AP)

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AP - Republican lawmakers in California are seeking a ballot initiative to suspend California's landmark law to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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on Feb 04, 2010 at 05:20 PM
1300 Megawatts Worth of 'Di...

1300 Megawatts Worth of 'Distributed' Solar Panels to Rise in California

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Photo via All American PatriotsAs you're likely aware, many of the biggest solar farms planned for the US keep hitting snags--many are facing environmental disputes, such as the solar plant planned in the Mojave Desert. So instead of waiting around for the major wattage from such plants to become available, the NY Times reports that utilities are turning to...Read the full story on TreeHugger

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on Feb 04, 2010 at 04:20 PM

Project H’s Design Revolution Road Show Kicks Off in California!

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This month Project H Design is hitting the road in a vintage Airstream trailer with their Design Revolution Road Show, starting with exhibitions in SF and LA this week! The show will be run by Inhabitat’s very own Emily Pilloton and will showcase 40 great examples of humanitarian design (as seen on the Colbert Report).The [...]

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on Feb 04, 2010 at 01:21 PM

Results of Copenhagen, Industry Challenges Low-Carbon Fuel Standards, Health Problems with Proposed Rail Yard, California Standards Catch On

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Jake Schmidt discussed the outcome of the Copenhagen Accord with Clean Skies News… In a Fresno Bee article, Roland Hwang commented on the industry-led suit that challenges California’s low-carbon fuel standards… Jennifer Henry explained the correlation between car ownership and...

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on Feb 04, 2010 at 08:20 AM

Schwarzenegger -- Florida known for 'old people'

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says Florida is "for the old people" and that no one wants to take a vacation in Iowa.

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on Feb 04, 2010 at 04:50 AM
California Moves To Monitor...

California Moves To Monitor Emissions

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Photo via Now PublicCalifornia is setting up what is probably the world's first statewide greenhouse gas monitoring network, another first for my home state, the country's leader in battling climate change. The California Air Resources Board, which is working to set up the state's plan for a cap and trade system, will monitor methane emissions from stations located across the state. The accurat...

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on Feb 04, 2010 at 04:20 AM

EPA official visits Kettleman City, meets mothers whose babies had birth defects

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Jared Blumenfeld, regional director of the federal agency, also toured a toxic waste dump that residents suspect is causing the defects and adding to toxins in the community's air, water and soil.The regional director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ventured into the dusty farming town of Kettleman City, Calif., on Wednesday for a three-hour tour that included a trip to a nearby tox...

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on Feb 03, 2010 at 11:20 PM