California Green News (4031 - 4040 of 5938)
How is it, in a time of immense fiscal crisis, that an eradication program designed to clear out an otherwise ordinary and humdrum brown moth, has come to cost California taxpayers over $100 million dollars?
A Hudson River environmental group will honor Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today in New York for his actions on climate change, despite the governor's past clashes with environmentalists on water policy in California.
Part of a series examining progress by state and local governments aiming for carbon-neutral status.State governments are beginning to set the stage for widespread climate action with emissions laws, energy efficiency rules and renewable energy standards, but the hands-on work of actually achieving carbon-neutral status is happening in cities.Letâ€™s look at California as an example. The state ...
Two big utilities in the state will now install fuel cells and study the impact of such technology on the power grid.
image: Library of CongressIn an interesting historical cycle, China, whose citizens flocked to the United States and helped build railways across the American west in the 19th century, now wants to export high-speed rail technology to help California reinvigorate its long distance mass transit. But as the New York Times reports, there's a bit more to this:...Read the full story on TreeHugger
Thousands of Californians whose homes were foreclosed on or sold at a loss would get tax relief under a measure approved Thursday by the state Legislature.
Hereâ€™s an intriguing bit of news from California: the state government is in talks with Beijing to bring Chinese-style high-speed rail to the US. On high-speed rail development, Chinaâ€”along with many, many other nationsâ€”has left us in the dust. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.From the New York Times:BEIJING â€” Nearly [...]
A hazardous-waste landfill that Kettleman City residents blame for a rash of birth defects has improperly stored PCB – a cancer-causing chemical that can cause reproductive problems, federal inspectors said Thursday.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency notified Waste Management that its landfill has violated disposal rules for polychlorinated biphenyl, a now-banned toxin found in electrical...
Conservation groups on Wednesday unveiled a new version of an unusual agreement in which they will lobby for an oil company's expansion of drilling off the coast of California in exchange for definite end dates to its local petroleum operations.California - Business - Petroleum industry - Energy - Oil and Gas
WASHINGTON â€” Several Texas oil companies are bankrolling a petition drive to suspend California's path-breaking climate change law in a move that may prove a bellwether for national efforts to address global warming.