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Weekly Roundup: Climate News for March 27-April 1

Local Climate News Los Angeles and California Stories

A new study says California could get 70% of its power from rooftop solar energy.

Behind the Scenes at Climate Resolve: March 2016

[View the story “Climate Resolve at Work: March 2016” on Storify]

Our 2016 Gala: Coolest in LA

How cool was our annual fundraiser on March 10 at the Teragram Ballroom? 

Weekly Roundup: Climate News for Feb. 21-26

Local Climate News Los Angeles and California Stories

The LA Times published a story this week on the health impacts of climate change in Southern California.

Climate Change at the Movies

When it comes to movies about climate change, you might naturally think of documentaries like “The Inconvenient Truth.” But the subject has also been the topic of some mainstream Hollywood movies.

In Today’s Paper: Climate Change and Health Impacts

Executive Director Jonathan Parfrey talked to the Los Angeles Times for today’s story, “Even in sunny L.A., warming weather may be the next big public health problem.” “I look at health effects as the chief impact,” he said.

Weekly Roundup: Climate News for Feb. 14-20

Local Climate News Los Angeles and California Stories

The Aliso Canyon gas leak, which spewed approximately 80,000 metric tons of methane into the atmosphere over a four-month period of time, has finally been sealed up.

Weekly News Roundup: Climate Stories for Feb. 7-13

Local Climate News Los Angeles and California Stories

After almost four months, the Alison Canyon methane gas leak has been temporarily plugged, with a permanent stop expected in days (LA Times).

Weekly News Roundup: Climate Stories for Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Local Climate News Los Angeles and California Stories

The latest on the Alison Canyon methane gas leak: California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a lawsuit against SoCal Gas for not promptly reporting and controlling the leak.

Weekly News Roundup: Climate Stories for Jan. 24-30

Climate News for Los Angeles and California

Recent precipitation super-charged by El Niño has produced much-needed rain and increased the snowpack significantly, with signs we are on track to make a modest dent in the drought.

New Year, New Look

Notice our new logo? We’ve started the new year with a new look.

Save the Date: Climate Resolve Gala

More information coming soon!


7 Things to Know About Soil and Climate Change

Greenhouse gases in atmosphere are driving climate change, but we can look to the ground below us in our efforts to fight it.

Q&A: UCLA’s Climate Scientist Alex Hall

When climate scientist Dr. Alex Hall showed up to a recent climate change event at City Hall, he had his Brompton fold-up bike in tow and spoke to the audience about how he’s heartened to see the explosion of interest in the subject.

Press Release: Climate Scientists and Policy Leaders Gather for California Climate Change Symposium on August 24-25

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The program has been finalized for the “California Climate Change Symposium 2015: Using Climate Science to Plan For a Resilient Future,” August 24-25 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Press Release: LADWP Rate Increase is Reasonable and Necessary



LOS ANGELES (July 10)—Former Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Commissioner, and current executive director of Climate Resolve, Jonathan Parfrey, released the following statement in response to the five-year rate increase announced by LADWP.

Press Release: Path to Positive: Los Angeles Launches at L.A. City Hall


Stef McDonald,


Connecting Public Health and Climate Change: Lancet Report Discussion

“Tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.”

That is just one conclusion from “Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health,” a report just published in the medical Journal The Lancet.

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