Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Jan. 17 proclaimed a state of emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare in the face of the driest year on record.
Mutual Housing California is taking a green approach to a playground upgrade at an 87-apartment community in North Sacramento using natural materials that encourage children to use their imagination.
This new interim policy means that a chronic toxic effect could occur across a 24 hour period of time and any average 24-hour exposure measurement above the RfC is cause for prompt action. This is unprecedented and scientifically indefensible.
- By David R. Gillay
- Jan 15, 2014
Panhandle 2, a wind farm just outside of Amarillo, Texas, has received a $75 million investment from Google. This is Google’s 15th renewable energy investment, and their second in the Lone Star State.
Imagine being kept below freezing temperatures for thousands of years… to be trapped with no way to escape other than to thaw out over time. Permafrost, or permanently frozen ground, forms during colder climates, when average annual temperatures remain below freezing. The soils accumulate ice and plant material from plants living at the Earth’s surface.
- By Ethan Alpern
- Jan 14, 2014
The nine states currently participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) have announced that the RGGI cap for this year will be 91 million tons, which will be a 45 percent reduction.
The chemical distributor's retaining wall around a chemical storage tank failed to prevent a leak of 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol that has contaminated the drinking water supply for 300,000 residents.
Will China's public pledge to mitigate environmental issues and adopt meaningful greenhouse gas controls take hold, or will political obstacles and rapid growth get in the way?
- By William Schulte, Adam Moser, Phoebe Youhanna
- Jan 13, 2014
The port that wins the contract to scrap the damaged cruise ship will be announced in March, according to the timetable for the remainder of the salvage operation.
Will a plan to ship coal—the leading source of CO2 pollution—from Montana to China be halted following environmental review by two federal agencies, amid early signs that China might be stepping away from coal as preferred energy source?
- By Jack Tuholske, Ben Gustafson
- Jan 10, 2014
The city of Los Angeles’ Attorney’s Office sues AllenCo Energy.
A group of scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will begin a project that explores the possibility of storm activity in the Pacific Ocean may contribute to global climate change.
Will the Brazilian courts uphold constitution protections for future generations as a basis to strike down new forest laws that allow destruction of the world’s climate – protecting forests?
- By Rebecca Purdom, Kelly Nokes
- Jan 08, 2014
Intrinsically safe and explosion-proof installations covered with one device.
Clark County Commissioners have approved John Entsminger for the agency's top executive post. He has been the senior deputy general manager for the district and the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
The agency has proposed standards for new woodstoves, heaters, and fireplace inserts beginning in 2015.
Will the Supreme Court, which recently let stand the D.C. Circuit's decision that greenhouse gases present a danger to the environment through climate change, allow EPA to control greenhouse gases from stationary sources?
- By Christopher Ahlers, Ashley Welsch
- Jan 01, 2014
Sites in six states were selected from among 25 proposals from 24 states, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Dec. 30.
More than 1,500 "snowfighters" are expected to attend the May 2014 four-day conference, which features a general session focused on risk, safety, and liability issues.
Will EPA finally propose regulations that significantly reduce carbon emissions from existing coal-fired power plants?
- By Kevin Jones, Mychal Ozaeta
- Dec 25, 2013