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Climate change

Solar Panels (AP)

California Lawmakers Promote Clean Energy Standards

The California Legislature’s Democratic leaders on Wednesday promised quick passage of measures they said will position the state as the national leader in developing clean energy alternatives and green jobs.

CBS San Francisco–02/02/2011

$46M Spent On Failed California Global Warming Measure

More than $46 million was spent for and against a failed November ballot measure that would have suspended California’s landmark global warming law, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday.

CBS San Francisco–01/31/2011

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California Adopts Sweeping Greenhouse Gas Rules

California regulators on Thursday approved the first system in the nation to give polluting companies such as utilities and refineries financial incentives to emit fewer greenhouse gases.

CBS San Francisco–12/16/2010

The Governor joined several prominent leaders from around the world to announce a first-of-its-kind, innovative subnational public-private alliance that will work toward climate change solutions. (Office of the Governor)

Schwarzenegger Vows Lifelong Environmental Stewardship

Governor Schwarzenegger and the leaders of state and provincial governments from all over the world have signed two landmark agreements on climate change at a conference at UC Davis, as the governor lays the groundwork for his future as an international environmental leader.



UC Berkeley Researcher Says Dire Climate Warnings Can Backfire

Dire messages about global warming could backfire and actually increase skepticism about climate change among the general public, according to a new study by a University of California at Berkeley social psychologist.

CBS San Francisco–11/16/2010

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (AP)

Political, Hollywood Big Wigs Join Schwarzenegger At Climate Conference

In a move that was widely seen as a stepping stone for his next role, Gov. Schwarzenegger on Monday hosted his third and final Climate Change Summit at UC Davis.


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Schwarzenegger Sets Sights On Federal Climate Change Law

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is seizing on the defeat of an oil-industry attempt to derail California’s landmark global warming law.

CBS San Francisco–11/03/2010


Prop. 23: Effort To Suspend Climate Law Rejected

A ballot initiative primarily funded by Texas oil companies seeking to suspend California’s landmark climate law has failed.

CBS San Francisco–11/02/2010


Silicon Valley “Zombies” Work To Get Out The Vote

With just days before the big election, some college students in Silicon Valley are finding creative ways to influence voters, and Thursday’s Prop 23 “zombie march,” was a case-in-point.


Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Bill Gates Gives $700,000 To Defeat Proposition 23

The campaign against Proposition 23 — the ballot initiative that would push back California’s landmark global warming law — is getting another big financial boost from a high-tech billionaire.

CBS San Francisco–10/20/2010