Climate change

Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee about the government support for the failed solar panel company Solyndra on Capitol Hill November 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Ex-Berkeley Lab Director Resigns As Energy Secretary, Defends Loans

Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Nobel Prize-winning former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, announced his resignation Friday, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

02/01/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Makes Plea To Fight Climate Change At SF Conference

Gov. Jerry Brown told a green building conference in San Francisco on Friday that if the world doesn’t address climate change more aggressively, future generations may have to consider moving to other planets.

11/16/2012

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Business Group Files Suit Over California Greenhouse Gas System

California’s largest business group filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the validity of the state’s cap-and-trade program on the eve of the first pollution permit auction.

11/13/2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during The Governor's Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California's Future on December 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California. California Gov. Jerry Brown hosted a one day conference on cliamte change and how it may affect California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Launches Climate Change Website

Gov. Jerry Brown is launching a website to document the effects of climate change and respond to those who question it.

08/13/2012

Lick wildfire, Henry W. Coe State Park, Santa Clara County, Stanislaus County

Climate Change Report Shows Grim Outlook For California

A new report shows that more wildfires, heat wave and rising seas are expected because of climate change in the state.

08/01/2012

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55 Mph Speed Limit Pitched To Cut Bay Area Pollution

Bay Area transportation leaders are weighing several ideas to help comply with state mandates to improve the regions air quality. Among them, dropping the speed limit on freeways from 65 mph to 55 mph.

04/20/2012

California High-Speed Rail

Cap-And-Trade Fees Become Key Source For California High-Speed Rail

California’s plan to build the nation’s first high-speed rail system has identified one alternative funding source if federal and private-sector money does not materialize.

04/03/2012

2011 Nissan Leaf

California Passes Strict New Auto Emission Rules

California air regulators have unanimously passed sweeping auto emission standards that include a mandate to have 1.4 million electric and hybrid vehicles on state roads by 2025.

01/27/2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during The Governor's Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California's Future on December 15, 2011 in San Francisco, California. California Gov. Jerry Brown hosted a one day conference on cliamte change and how it may affect California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Hosts International Climate Conference In San Francisco

The United Nations’ top climate change official joined Gov. Jerry Brown in San Francisco for a conference addressing the costs associated with preparing for the effects of a warming world.

12/15/2011

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California Adopts Extensive ‘Cap-And-Trade’ Emissions Plan

California formally adopted the nation’s most comprehensive so-called “cap-and-trade” system Thursday, an experiment designed to provide financial incentives for polluters to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

10/20/2011

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