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Developers Building on Shore of SF Bay Must Now Plan for Rising Sea Level

October 7, 2011 | 11:24 am

Developers Building on Shore of SF Bay Must Now Plan for Rising Sea Level

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Despite a unanimous vote on Thursday by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), it hasn’t been easy planning process for the state agency that regulates development along the San Francisco Bay shoreline. The state agency approved a first-of-its kind policy that makes sea level rise part of regional planning decisions. “It’s kind of like […]

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September 15, 2011 | 4:21 pm

EPA Chief: Cap & Trade a Distant Hope

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Remember those national carbon trading bills that were moving through Congress as Barack Obama was setting up shop in the Oval Office? The head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency says: Don’t hold your breath. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s appearance on KQED’s Forum Wednesday seemed to confirm that her boss is picking his battles carefully. […]

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Climate Change: Alarming New Study; Report on Effects in Bay Area

May 4, 2011 | 2:49 pm

Climate Change: Alarming New Study; Report on Effects in Bay Area

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Australia’s Chief Climate Commissioner, Tim Flannery, stopped by KQED this morning for an appearance on Forum, the station’s live call-in program. He spoke about the status of international climate agreements and expressed hope for the process, not something I came across very often as a reporter at the UN climate talks in Cancun last December. […]

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AB 32 Negotiations Stalled: Climate Regs in Limbo

April 1, 2011 | 2:51 pm

AB 32 Negotiations Stalled: Climate Regs in Limbo

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From KQED’s Climate Watch blog, a good update by Alison Hawkes on the status of negotiations between environmental justice groups and state officials in the wake of a judge’s decision requiring the Air Resources Board to go back to the drawing board on some aspects of implementing AB 32, California’s anti-global warming law. AB 32 […]

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What Would You Ask California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols?

March 16, 2011 | 1:32 pm

What Would You Ask California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols?

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Update March 23: Here’s the segment from This Week in Northern California in which Craig Miller asked the questions. Update March 18: The questions Craig Miller asked Mary Nichols: A lot of people remain convinced that AB 32 implementation will be a drag on California’s recovery. How do you respond to that? How many times […]

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