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Los Angeles City-Owned Buildings to Go 100% Carbon Free

Los Angeles City-Owned Buildings to Go 100% Carbon Free

By Maria Stamas Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti on Monday committed all new or substantially rehabilitated buildings owned by the City of Los Angeles to be 100 percent carbon free — and to use less carbon-intensive building materials in the process. His executive directive not only has Los Angeles leading by example on ways to reduce […]

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    Air Pollution Kills 7 Million a Year, Mostly in Poorer Countries

    Air Pollution Kills 7 Million a Year, Mostly in Poorer Countries

    The latest World Health Organization (WHO) air quality report revealed that air pollution is as much a global public health threat as ever, killing seven million people every year, a number that study authors told The Guardian is distressingly close to 2016’s assessment. “There are cities and regions where improvement is happening,” report author Sophie […]

    Why California Gets to Write Its Own Auto Emissions Standards: 5 Questions Answered

    Why California Gets to Write Its Own Auto Emissions Standards: 5 Questions Answered

    By Nicholas Bryner and Meredith Hankins Editor’s note: On April 2, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that the Trump administration plans to revise tailpipe emissions standards negotiated by the Obama administration for motor vehicles built between 2022 and 2025, saying the standards were set “too high.” Pruitt also said the EPA […]

    Wildfire in LA Burns 7,000 Acres During Record-Setting Heat Wave

    Wildfire in LA Burns 7,000 Acres During Record-Setting Heat Wave

    A fire in Los Angeles has burned more than 7,000 acres since erupting on Friday. Officials reported Monday that the La Tuna fire, one the city’s largest fires in decades by acreage, is now at least 30 percent contained. The fire shut down the 210 Freeway and led to 700 evacuations in the region at […]

    Port of LA to Open World’s First Off-Grid Terminal Powered Entirely by Renewables

    Port of LA to Open World’s First Off-Grid Terminal Powered Entirely by Renewables

    The Port of Los Angeles—the nation’s largest port by container volume and cargo value—is building the world’s first marine terminal able to generate all of its energy needs from renewables. Once development is complete, the 40-acre Pasha Green Omni Terminal will be able to run completely off-grid during power outages thanks to an onsite, 1.03-megawatt […]

    Los Angeles City Councilman Presents Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Proposal

    Los Angeles City Councilman Presents Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Proposal

    A Los Angeles city councilman is thinking big and long range when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Paul Koretz said the city should target a cut of 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, according to the Los Angeles Times. “The climate crisis is no longer out there in the future,” Koretz told reporters at […]