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Valley Fever Hits Thousands In Parched Central Valley

California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal disease, has been on the rise as warming climates and drought have kicked up the dust that spreads it.

05/05/2013

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Al Gore Declares America’s Democratic System Has Been ‘Hacked’ To Stanford Crowd

Former Vice President Al Gore said Tuesday in Palo Alto that America’s democratic system has been “hacked” and if the country wants to resolve the “climate crisis” it has to first reform its political process.

04/25/2013

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Plan Urging San Francisco To Divest From Oil Companies Moves Forward

Activists fighting climate change and the oil companies persuaded a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee to move forward with a resolution Wednesday for the city’s retirement fund to divest from fossil fuel investments.

04/10/2013

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Composting 101: How To Avoid Gnats & Rats

Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?

04/03/2013

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress.(Photo by Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

Calif. Environmentalists Hail Obama’s Promise To Act On Climate Change

California environmentalists and the state’s Democratic junior senator hailed President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address promise that he will tackle climate change during his second term if lawmakers don’t do it themselves.

02/12/2013

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

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California Set To Officially Launch ‘Cap-And-Trade’ Greenhouse Gas System

California’s largest greenhouse gas emitters will begin buying permits in a landmark “cap-and-trade” system designed to control emissions of heat-trapping gases and to spur investment in clean technologies.

11/12/2012

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

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