Image by Brocken Inaglory, Devastation in San Bruno, California was caused by a gas pipeline explosion.

Editorial: PG&E can’t be trusted — disband or replace it

Enough already, 111 deaths prove the utility is incapable of living up to its promises By Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards CalFire’s confirmation that PG&E caused the Camp Fire — the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history — bolsters the case for Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature to replace […]

Senator Atkins gives a speech.

50+ California organizations ask legislators to protect community choice energy

by Kelsey Misbrener, Solar Power World Online The California Alliance for Community Energy presented a letter to Senate President Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) calling on the Legislature to protect community choice energy programs from being undermined by the utility- friendly Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The letter, signed […]

Dakota Access company bought up dozens of anti-pipeline URLs

by Chris D’Angelo, Grist Texas-based pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners went on a website-buying spree after months of fierce public protest over its Dakota Access Pipeline, nabbing dozens of URLs it expected pipeline opponents might use to target the company’s other projects. The damage-control effort is related to several ongoing operations, including the company’s $4.2 […]

It’s easy to be tricked by a climate denier

by Willard MacDonald, Medium I was compelled to write this article when my father sent me the book Inconvenient Facts — The Science that Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know by Gregory Wrightstone. He said it contained compelling arguments for why climate change is not really a problem and, in fact, demonstrates that we are being […]

Forbes: Toxic masculinity may also be toxic for the planet

by Carolyn Centeno Milton, Forbes When a person walks out of the grocery store holding an eco-friendly canvas bag instead of a plastic bag, what gender do you think they are? Most likely, your unconscious bias answers that they are female. This is the type of answer Dr. Aaron Brough of Utah State University is […]

Trump’s order to open Arctic waters to oil drilling was unlawful, federal judge finds

by Coral Davenport, NY Times In a major legal blow to President Trump’s push to expand offshore oil and gas development, a federal judge ruled that an executive order by Mr. Trump that lifted an Obama-era ban on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean and parts of the North Atlantic coast was unlawful. […]

Owning a car will soon be as quaint as owning a horse

by Kara Swisher, NY Times I will die before I buy another car. I don’t say that because I am particularly old or sick, but because I am at the front end of one of the next major secular trends in tech. Owning a car will soon be like owning a horse — a quaint […]

How a 7th-grader’s strike against climate change exploded into a movement

by Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post On the ninth Friday of her strike, 13-year-old Alexandria Villasenor wakes to a dozen emails, scores of Twitter notifications and good news from the other side of the planet: Students in China want to join her movement. Every week since December, the seventh-grader has made a pilgrimage to the United […]

Landmark California legislation encourages climate-friendly, plant-based school lunch options

by Friends of the Earth Yesterday, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) introduced landmark legislation incentivizing K-12 public schools across the state to offer healthier, climate-friendly lunch options. Under AB 479, the Healthy, Climate-friendly School Lunch Act, schools would receive additional state funding for serving a plant-based entree and plant-based milk. The bill is co-sponsored by […]

The truth about big oil and climate change

by Economist In america, the world’s largest economy and its second biggest polluter, climate change is becoming hard to ignore. Extreme weather has grown more frequent. In November wildfires scorched California; last week Chicago was colder than parts of Mars. Scientists are sounding the alarm more urgently and people have noticed—73% of Americans polled by […]