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‘Extreme Peril’ at California’s Lake Oroville Dam

‘Extreme Peril’ at California’s Lake Oroville Dam

  SACRAMENTO, California, February 13, 2017 (ENS) – More than 180,000 people near Lake Oroville in Butte County, California were evacuated from their homes Sunday as officials warned the auxiliary emergency spillway at Lake Oroville...

 

California Utilities Seek $1 Billion for EV Charging

California Utilities Seek $1 Billion for EV Charging

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – Three big California energy companies have filed multi-million dollar plans with the California Public Utilities Commission to develop the electric vehicle infrastructure needed...

 

Obama Expands National Monuments in Oregon, California

Obama Expands National Monuments in Oregon, California

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 16, 2017 (ENS) – President Barack Obama Friday expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southwestern Oregon and Northern California, and added six new units to the California Coastal National Monument...

 

California Sets Strictest GHG Reduction Targets

California Sets Strictest GHG Reduction Targets

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 9, 2016 (ENS) – Ten years after California adopted the toughest greenhouse gas emission reduction goals in the nation, Governor Jerry Brown Thursday strengthened that commitment, signing two bills...

 

California Spends GHG Market Proceeds on Clean Transport

California Spends GHG Market Proceeds on Clean Transport

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 1, 2016 (ENS) – California has unallocated proceeds from its greenhouse gas emission cap-and-trade program, and state officials have just decided how it will be spent. Governor Jerry Brown, State...

 

Texas Pipeline Indicted for California Beach Oil Spill

Texas Pipeline Indicted for California Beach Oil Spill

  SANTA BARBARA, California, May 17, 2016 (ENS) – Plains All-American Pipeline has been indicted by a grand jury on 46 criminal charges related to a May 2015 oil spill in Santa Barbara County. A Plains All-American Pipeline employee...

 

Obama Shelters Wild California in Three New Monuments

Obama Shelters Wild California in Three New Monuments

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 12, 2016 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today designated three new national monuments encompassing nearly 1.8 million acres of existing federal lands in southern California: Mojave Trails National Monument,...

 

Fierce Wildfires Force Thousands of Californians to Flee

Fierce Wildfires Force Thousands of Californians to Flee

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 14, 2015 (ENS) – One person is dead and up to 1,000 homes and buildings have burned down in a fast-moving northern California wildfire that exploded through dry brush and trees, fire officials said. Started...

 

Dozens of Companies Support California’s Climate Change Bills

Dozens of Companies Support California’s Climate Change Bills

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 30, 2015 (ENS) – With just a few days left in the state legislative session, more than 24 California companies have announced their support for two major climate bills that would set new ambitious...

 

California Drivers Get High Performance Renewable Diesel

California Drivers Get High Performance Renewable Diesel

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 19, 2015 (ENS) – High performance renewable diesel fuel was introduced to Southern California drivers this week by Propel Fuels, based in Sacramento. Called Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable),...

 

Burst Pipeline Spills Crude Oil on California Coast

Burst Pipeline Spills Crude Oil on California Coast

  SANTA BARBARA, California, May 20, 2015 (ENS) – Thousands of gallons of black smelly crude oil that spilled from a broken pipeline Tuesday in the California coastal county of Santa Barbara has fouled popular beaches and spread...

 

California Governor Orders 1st Mandatory Water Limits

California Governor Orders 1st Mandatory Water Limits

SACRAMENTO, California, April 2, 2015 (ENS) – Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, California Governor Jerry Brown Wednesday announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to...

 

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Discovered on California Birds

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Discovered on California Birds

  BERKELEY, California, February 26, 2015 (ENS) – Ticks bearing the bacterium that causes Lyme disease are populating Northern California’s birds that then fly them into suburban areas, finds new research from the University of...

 

California Utility Seeks OK for 25,000 EV Charging Stations

California Utility Seeks OK for 25,000 EV Charging Stations

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, February 20, 2015 (ENS) – California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E, is asking state regulators for permission to build some 25,000 electric vehicle chargers at sites...

 

Fukushima Radioactive Cesium Found Off California Coast

Fukushima Radioactive Cesium Found Off California Coast

  WOODS HOLE, Massachusetts, November 11, 2014 (ENS) – In California waters for the first time, scientists have detected trace amounts of signature radioactive compounds from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident triggered...

 

California, Japan Charge Ahead With Electric Vehicle Pilot

California, Japan Charge Ahead With Electric Vehicle Pilot

SACRAMENTO, California, October 21, 2014 (ENS) – The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the Japanese government’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization have agreed...

 

Human CO2 Emissions Blocking California’s Normal Rainfall

Human CO2 Emissions Blocking California’s Normal Rainfall

  STANFORD, California, October 6, 2014 (ENS) – The ‘Ridiculously Resilient Ridge’ formed by human-caused climate change has left California crippled by a withering record drought while diverting life-giving rainstorms...

 

California Says Goodbye to Plastic Bags

California Says Goodbye to Plastic Bags

  SACRAMENTO, California, October 2, 2014 (ENS) – California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. Hawaii has had a de facto statewide ban for nearly two...

 

Audi Scores California’s First Autonomous Driving Permit

Audi Scores California’s First Autonomous Driving Permit

  SACRAMENTO, California, September 16, 2014 (ENS) – Audi will be the first automaker to receive a newly established autonomous driving permit issued by the State of California. The German manufacturer says it is working to bring...

 

California Assembly Passes Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California Assembly Passes Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 28, 2014 (ENS) – The California State Assembly today voted 44-29 to phase out plastic shopping bags across the state. The legislation now advances to the State Senate where it is expected to come up...

 
 
 
 

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