Tag: climate change
Sea otters are hands down the most appealing creatures on Earth. They’re also fighting climate change.
KQED’s Lauren Sommer looks at the future of Bay Area open space as climate gets hotter and drier.
by Anna Vignet, San Francisco Public Press The hundreds of activists on hand Saturday at Chevron’s Richmond refinery to protest its contribution to global warming might be surprised to learn that California says it has found a way to control the company’s carbon footprint within the state, despite its plans to expand. The refinery, occupying […]
Richmond police say they arrested 210 people during a protest at the massive Chevron refinery in the East Bay city. The arrests came at the end of a march called to protest the oil company’s environmental practices and to commemorate Tuesday’s first anniversary of a fire at the refinery that sent thousands of local residents […]
Last month, Google CEO Eric Schmidt had some strong words on the subject of climate-change deniers: “You can hold back knowledge, but you cannot prevent it from spreading. You can lie about the effects of climate change, but eventually you’ll be seen as a liar.” So it’s struck a lot of people as very strange […]
by Angela Hart, SF Public Press Bay Area planning officials say efforts to encourage dense development will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. But what they rarely mention publicly is that their goal, a 15 percent per capita reduction of carbon dioxide from cars and light trucks by 2035, actually represents an overall emissions increase. […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared the debate over climate change and its causes obsolete Tuesday as he announced a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for global warming. In a major speech at Georgetown University, Obama warned Americans of the deep and disastrous effects of climate change, urging them to take […]
Governor Jerry Brown has spent a lot of energy focusing on the dangers of climate change lately. Speaking to a group of scientists Thursday, he warned, “it’s over” in five years, unless the world steps up efforts to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions that are warming the atmosphere. But while Brown is preaching action on […]
California’s quest to reduce global warming hit another obstacle on Tuesday. A conservative legal group filed suit to block California’s new cap-and-trade carbon market. The Pacific Legal Foundation alleged that the market’s charge for carbon emissions violates California law because it constitutes a tax, and taxes in California require approval by a two-third majority in […]