Climate News Roundup: January 8-14

Posted by in #Blog, #Weekly News Roundup on January 14, 2017

The Latest on Climate Change in Los Angeles and California, and Beyond

A new PPIC poll reveals that 64% of Californians understand that we are already feeling the effects of climate change.

CalEnviroScreen 3.0 was released by The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and CalEPA; the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool identifies California communities that are disproportionately affected by  pollution.

The California Air Resources Board settled with Volkswagen:

The National Parks Service released the “Cultural Resources Climate Change Strategy.”

President Obama released a memorandum, “Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Our National Parks, National Forests, and Other Public Lands and Waters.”

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is among three Climate Mayors committed to more municipal electric vehicles. (San Francisco Examiner). Related: LA unveiled the new, zero-emission electric DASH buses:

Reading List

“Is the drought over? Wrong question!” (Peter Gleick, Mercury News)

“Can I stop conserving water at home and go back to watering my lawn, washing my car and taking long showers? You can, but you shouldn’t. The efficient use of water should be a way of life, not a temporary reaction to crisis. Every gallon of water you don’t use saves money, leaves water in reservoirs and underground for the future, reduces energy use and protects ecosystems…”