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Opponents of renewable energy law ask for U.S. Supreme Court hearing

Fuel producers are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to California's landmark low carbon fuel standard, the first of a series of ...

Should Climate Change Come With a Warning Label?

At least if you live in Berkeley, Calif. The city is weighing a proposal that requires gas-station owners to attach air-pollution warning labels to gas ...

U.S. officials cut estimate of recoverable Monterey Shale oil by 96%

deral energy authorities have slashed by 96% the estimated amount of recoverable oil buried in California's vast Monterey Shale deposits, deflating its potential as a ...

EPA mulls ethanol change as industry profits soar

Just as ethanol producers have been seeing the industry's most profitable months ever, the federal government is considering whether to lower the amount of the ...

Santa Cruz becomes first California county to ban fracking

Santa Cruz on Tuesday became the first California county to ban fracking, the latest in a string of moves by local governments in the state ...

In California, Climate Issues Moved to Fore by Governor

Portraying California as the front line ofclimate change, Gov.Jerry Brownsaid Monday that the effects of man-made global warming were devastating the state, drawing a direct ...

Some NFL Teams Are Going Green

When San Francisco 49ers fans enter the team's new Levi's Stadium for the first time later this year, they'll see green—and not just on the ...

Jerry Brown says 'virtually no Republican' in Washington accepts climate change science

More than1,500 wildfireshave ravaged California so far in 2014, more than twice the state sees in an average year. On ABC'sThis Week, Gov. Jerry Brown, ...

Solar alignment: PG&E and NRDC see eye to eye on policy

Thanks to smart state and federal policies, an environmentally minded population, a robust energy infrastructure and ample sunshine, California now has more than half of ...

California Regulators Protect Rooftop Solar From Utilities

The state agency charged with regulating public utilities Thursday announced that Californians who sell extra power from their rooftop solar arrays to the state's utilities ...