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We banned the bag in 100 communities.

In 2013, more cities and counties stood up to protect Pacific wildlife and passed bans on single-use plastic grocery bags. Now, more than 90 communities in California, from Marin to Los Angeles, are living bag free. Thanks to citizen support, California now has a network of 124 underwater state parks that protect our coast and wildlife.

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River otter, today’s your special day | Russell Bassett

It’s International River Otter Awareness Day! Here are five reasons we appreciate these amazing creatures.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

A New Way Forward

America has made progress in cutting pollution from cars and trucks over the last decade as a result of improved vehicle fuel economy and slower growth in driving. But eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from our urban transportation systems is going to require more than incremental change – it will require transformation. 

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Southeast Los Angeles Charged Up about Electric Vehicles

The electric vehicle ride-and-drive event, held during Metro’s CicLAvia- Southeast Cities, gave community members the opportunity to test drive electric vehicles for the first time and learn about rebates, loan and financing options they can qualify for to make driving green more accessible for low-income communities.

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News Release | Environment California

Methane Rules Fall Short of What's Needed

“To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we must make deep cuts in all global warming pollutants, including methane. Today’s rule is a step forward, but it falls short of what’s needed to avert climate disaster. In the near term, we need controls on existing fracking and drilling operations. In the long term, we need to phase out our use of dirty fuels altogether and transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy.”

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Great Barrier Reef scientist: “And then we wept.” | Katie Hammer

Professor Hughes recalls his reaction to finding that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral is bleached: “And then we wept.”

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