Weekly Roundup: Climate News for June 20-25

Posted by in # Blog, #Weekly News Roundup on June 25, 2016

Climate News: Los Angeles, California, and Beyond the Golden State

Cleaning Up: Diablo Canyon, the last operating nuclear power plant in California, will be shut down by 2025. (NPR)

Fired Up: The Fish Fire and Reservoir Fires combined to become the San Gabriel Complex Fire.

Drought Damage: The Sierra Nevada lost more than 25 million trees in less than a year (LA Times) and UCLA researchers published a study indicating that the snowpack may not recover until 2019.

All Aboard: The Metro board voted to approve a transportation half-cent sales tax measure to appear on the November 2016 ballot. (Post about it by our Executive Director, Jonathan Parfrey.) 

Meat-ing Climate Goals: China’s plan to reduce meat consumption by 50% would save 1 billion tons of emissions by 2030, while also addressing the country’s obesity and diabetes rates (Guardian).

Reading List

The LA Times talked to our Policy Director, David Fink, about rising temperatures in Los Angeles and climate solutions. 

“Why an E.U. without Britain is bad news for the fight against climate change” (Washington Post)

“Don’t believe naysayers: Carbon market is working” (Sacramento Bee op-ed)

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