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Governor Brown Establishes Ambitious Climate Targets, Including Integration of Adaptation into Planning Activities

On April 29, 2015, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-30-15 to establish a California greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

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Climate & Health: The White House Makes the Connection

The White House's efforts to act on climate change took on a health focus this week, with the President announcing a new study, research tools, and an upcoming national conference linking climate change to health impacts.

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Risky Business Report: Mitigation & Adaptation Needed for California

A new report by the Risky Business Project, From Boom to Bust? Climate Risk in the Golden State takes a close look at the economic impacts of climate change in California and how climate action—or inaction—would affect labor productivity, energy, and public health.

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New Global Study of Warming Lakes

A global database of lake surface temperatures collected by in situ and satellite methods from 1985–2009 by the Global Lake Temperature Collaboration.

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Report: Recommendations for Action on the Collection of Local Stormwater

In a new report released by the Wheeler Institute for Water Law and Policy at Berkeley Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE), ground stormwater capture recommendations for regulators and stormwater managers are made, with findings from local implementations.

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Mountain Issue: Climate Change on the Slopes

A visible sign of the effects of climate change can be seen on the snow-less mountains of California, where many ski areas have been unable to operate this season. With the loss of snowpack in California, local winter sports resorts have been making the news, from Mt. Waterman in Southern California to Lake Tahoe in Northern California.

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Hot Time in the City: Heat Waves

A UCLA study confirms what many city residents know to be true: the heat island effect can make cities uncomfortably hot.

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Ordered: Federal Flood Risk Management

For the first time, an American President has enlisted the federal government to take action to prepare for future flooding.

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Study: Carbon Dioxide Emissions are Human-Caused

A team of scientists led by the Berkeley Lab has been able to positively link rising CO2 levels to fossil fuel emissions.

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