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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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Democrats Reluctantly Embrace Offshore Drilling

WASHINGTON — For decades, opposition to new offshore oil drilling has been a core principle of Congressional Democrats, ranking in the party pantheon somewhere just below protecting Social Security and increasing the minimum wage.

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Sacramento stalls on renewable energy

California is seen as a national, even worldwide, pioneer on environmental issues such as fighting global warming and pursuing renewable energy. But somewhere along the trail, the state has broken a couple of wheels on its Conestoga wagon.

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Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Moving Toward a Green Chemical Future

The U.S. government’s current regulation of industrial chemicals is based on the presumption that these chemicals are innocent until they are proven to harm human health or the environment. This presumption is startling, especially when you consider:

    There are an estimated 80,000 chemicals registered for commercial use in the U.S.[1]
    Only a very small percentage of these chemicals have been tested for safety to human health. [2]
    An estimated 2,000 new chemicals are introduced each year, or an average of seven new chemicals each day. [3]

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Utilities need to reward solar power generation

When the Kingston Village apartment complex in Coronado toyed with the idea of installing solar panels on the roofs of its seven carports last year, San Diego Gas & Electric dissuaded it for a curious reason.

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

On the Rise: Solar Thermal Power and the Fight Against Global Warming

Global warming is real, is happening now, and is largely caused by human activities. To prevent the worst impacts of global warming, the United States must take action to reduce global warming pollution quickly and dramatically. Electricity generation accounts for more than a third of America’s emissions of global warming pollution. Preventing catastrophic global warming, therefore, will require the United States to shift away from highly polluting sources of power, such as coal-fired power plants, and toward clean, renewable energy.

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