Gas Powered Gardening Blowers – Biggest Polluters in California

Michael Benjamin, division chief at the California Air Resources Board states that gas powered gardening equipment produce more pollution than all the cars in California. The reason for this dramatic shift is the regulations on car exhaust over the past decade. KQED reports: According to state air quality officials, those machines are some of the biggest

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California Seeks To Regulate Cow Farts

Governor Jerry Brown, signed legislation this week which for the first time will regulation and monitor cow flatulence and use technology to reduce global warming. The bill was introduced by a Los Angeles State Senator Ricardo Lara, whose district doesn’t seem to have any dairy cows or other forms of cattle, except for some local

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CalRecycle’s Failure to Pay e-Waste Recyclers is Killing Green Jobs and Threatening Environment

By: Luis Alvarado, President of Familas Unidas de California Thanks to legislation passed in 2003, California consumers can safely get rid of their outdated and broken computers, cell phones, televisions and other electronic equipment through the state’s Electronic Waste Recycling program. Under the program, e-waste haulers collect this old technology and make sure this toxic

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California Delta Smelt Near Extinction

When surveys began in 2002, biologist estimated a Delta Smelt population around 112,000 and this year that population has dropped to 13,000. To many in the environmental community, the Smelt are viewed as a species indicative of the overall health of the Delta and this has made it a point of contention between various groups

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Study Shows Sea Level Rising Faster Than In Previous 2700 Years

Tim Hume with CNN writes, Scientists have modeled a history of the planet’s sea levels spanning back 3,000 years, and concluded that the rate of increase last century “was extremely likely faster than during any of the 27 previous centuries.” Bob Kopp, a climate scientist at Rutgers University who led the research, said in a

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High Speed Rail Or Water Storage Programs?

  At its peak, the Los Angeles River carries more than 118 billion gallons a day – enough water to supply 800,000 homes year. Yet in drier days, this concrete river carries 98 million gallons a day – water wasted as it drains into the Pacific Ocean. (Lucy Guanuna, “The 98 Million-Gallon ‘Trickle’: Stormwater Conservation

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The California Drought – How Will The People Know It’s Over?

This past week, El Niño driven storms dropped more rain and snow into Big Bear than all of last year. While the state’s reservoirs are improving they are still well below normal. With a 4-year drought we will need storms like these to keep on coming to overcome our water deficit. As Paul Rogers, San

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China Admits To Emitting 1 Billion More Tons Of Greenhouse Gases

Chris Buckley, New York Times, reports that China has been burning up to 17 percent more coal per year that the government had previously disclosed. This new revelation will be make if difficult to limit global warming considering that just the increase is more greenhouse gases than what the whole German economy emits annually. This

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Is Global Warming Over? NASA: Antartica Is Gaining Ice

In a new study by NASA, Antartica is adding more ice that it has been losing. This latest report is challenging other research, including the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that concluded that Earth’s southern continent is losing ice. This latest study challenges explanations for sea level rise, much of which was attributed by

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Obama’s Solar Power Plant Has Pollution Problems

In a article by David Danelski, Riverside Press Enterprise, a solar power plant at the center of the Obama administration’s push to reduce America’s carbon footprint by using millions of taxpayer dollars to promote green energy has its own carbon pollution problem. The Ivanpah plant in the Mojave Desert uses natural gas as a supplementary

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