California’s governor announced an executive order Wednesday that will phase out gasoline-powered cars by requiring that all new cars sold to be zero-emission vehicles by 2035. It also put forward actions to transition away from fossil fuels.
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September 14, 2020 | Chris Nichols
Scientists expect a warmer climate and greater fire risk in California, saying there is zero evidence of a cooling trend on the horizon.
Fire Suppression — And Climate Change — Is To Blame For California’s Megafires. Experts Unpack The Term.
September 12, 2020 | Ezra David Romero
With more than three million acres burned so far this year in California, wildfires are at top of mind. And the term “wildfire suppression” is often cited as a main reason for blazes getting so big. But what does the term actually mean?
September 11, 2020
As more than two dozen fires still rage, Newsom stands amid charred parkland, vowing to ratchet up the state’s ‘inadequate’ plan to cut carbon emissions.
September 3, 2020 | Ezra David Romero
Millions of acres have burned so far in California this summer, and if the blazes keep up in future years, it could cost the state more than COVID-19. What will it take to stop megafires from happening?
August 18, 2020 | Ezra David Romero
Almost every part of California is sweltering right now because of the heatwave, rolling blackouts, hundreds of lightning strikes, and wildfires. The 'unfortunate summer' is in part related to climate change, experts say.
Pandemic Is No Reason To Back Down From The Climate Crisis, West Sacramento And Sacramento Mayors Agree
April 22, 2020 | Ezra David Romero
The mayors released a draft plan on Wednesday that sets the goal of becoming carbon zero by 2045. Achieving this would mean that no human caused carbon emissions are being produced. But some climate groups say that goal isn’t fast enough.
December 30, 2019 | Ezra David Romero
Warm water is usually bad for cold-water fish like salmon or trout. But new research suggests if there's a lot of fish food in the water, the species could survive longer in it.
December 12, 2019
Despite years of urgent warnings, local governments are moving too slow to prevent the worst damage from sea-level rise caused by climate change, according to a report by the California Legislative Analyst’s office.