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For Washington Voters, I-1631 is a Chance to Tackle Climate Change Head On

The magnitude of the climate challenge is daunting; a constellation of causes and impacts, promising no simple fix. But a new proposal in Washington state has identified a powerful place to start. I-1631, on the ballot this November, is grounded in the reality that to truly address climate change to […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Extreme Heat and Wildfire in California

California is burning (again). As a climate scientist living in California, the state’s wildfires over the past few years, while startling, have not been particularly surprising. This is, after all, what scientists have been predicting for a very long time. But there’s a profound difference between […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Transition to Renewable Energy: Legislation Puts Clean Air and Vulnerable Communities First

A number of California’s natural gas power plants are located in low-income communities of color. For decades, these communities have unjustly carried the burden of powering our state and paid the highest price — their health — for dirty energy. The good news is that, according to an analysis just r […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

How Can We Turn Down the Gas in California?

California’s deep commitment to addressing climate change and transitioning away from fossil fuels has helped establish the state as a worldwide hub for clean energy investment and innovation. Thanks in large part to the Renewables Portfolio Standard or “RPS”— a policy enacted first in 2002 and ramp […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Chronic Flooding and the Future of Miami

En español >  The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently released a report analyzing the impacts of chronic tidal flooding on U.S. coastal properties in the lower 48 states. The number of homes and businesses, their value, along with the amount of tax base and most importantly, people at risk […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.