Climate News Roundup: October 9-15
Posted by Stef McDonald on October 15, 2016
The Latest on Climate Change in Los Angeles and California, and Beyond
The California Energy Commission and the Navy signed an agreement to advance renewable energy initiatives. “California and the Navy are taking action to boost energy efficiency and curb our dependence on fossil fuels,” said California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Los Angeles was awarded $65 million in cap-and-trade funds for affordable housing (LA Times).
A sure sign that renewable energy is the right path: 2016’s energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are down — the lowest they’ve been since 1991.
A new study connects the rise in wildfires in western states — they’ve doubled — to climate change .
Words Worth Repeating, Longreads, Op-Eds, and Other Notable Stories and Posts
5 Reasons to Be Hopeful About Climate Progress Right Now by Ellen Hall on ecoAffect
“To thrive, people need space to breathe, walk and play. Vote yes on Measure A for parks” by the LA Times Editorial Board
“Katharine Hayhoe, a Climate Explainer Who Stays Above the Storm” by John Schwartz in the New York Times
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