climate

Some environmentalists said the law extending California’s cap and trade system to 2030 is a sellout to the oil industry, and that it shortchanges disadvantaged communities that breathe the dirtiest air. How do California’s climate moves play into national politics and policy? Will climate and energy play a meaningful role in the upcoming midterm elections? Will companies make energy policy more of a priority? We look back at how Gov. Schwarzenegger set the tone and how his past leadership continues to influence California’s policies today.  

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100% Renewable Energy, is it Possible?

Mar 30, 2015
Flickr user Baron Reznik/Creative Commons

Energy: civilization can’t run without it. But the way we use energy – depending mostly on fossil fuel – can’t go on for long, say analysts worried about the rising impacts of climate change. Elena Krieger director of Oakland-based energy think tank PSE Healthy Energy has a plan for boosting renewable energy. 

Scientists Begin Unveiling Fog’s Secrets

Aug 8, 2014
Celeste Dodge.

Whether it’s pouring in from the ocean or rolling across hills, fog is no stranger to the North Coast. But as common as it may be, fog remains a scientific mystery. Now, a group of researchers are closely tracking and measuring these low clouds.