Weekly Roundup: Climate News for July 10-16

Posted by in # Blog, #Weekly News Roundup on July 16, 2016

Climate News

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

Moving Forward: The California Air Resources Board released a plan to extend the Golden State’s cap-and-trade program beyond 2020. (LA Times).

Redwoods to the Rescue?: A study finds that California’s redwood trees are storing more carbon than previously thought. (Mercury News)

Full Speed Ahead: Sales for electric cars are up, including a demand for used models (Scientific American). Related: New technologies are emerging for making EVs more safe and effective (Yale Climate Connections). In the meantime, with low gas prices, Californians are driving more (San Francisco Chronicle).

Effectiveness of Efficiency: A new report says electricity use is down and carbon emissions are declining. (Climate Central)

Good, Clean Work: A UC Berkeley report shows a clear link between the renewable energy industry and good quality jobs.

Reading List

Words Worth Repeating, Longreads, Op-Eds, and Other Notable Stories

“Keep California’s progress on combating climate change on track” op-ed (Sacramento Bee)

“9 Reasons to Love (Yes, Love) Transportation in Los Angeles,” post by our own Bryn Lindblad.

 

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