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Report: Wind Now Supplies Enough Energy for More than 1 Million California Homes

Wind power has grown exponentially in California over the last dozen years, and now supplies enough energy to power 1,188,483 homes, a new report from Environment California Research & Policy Center said today. Last year alone, wind turbines in California averted over 9 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution, the equivalent to removing more than 1.9 million cars from the road.

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Stop the dam assault on our rivers and wildlife | Russell Bassett

Rivers and streams are the arteries and veins of our land and communities, few things have impacted our rivers more than dams. The hydropower industry is right now making an unprecedented assault on our rivers and wildlife. If they’re successful, they’ll take the nation back more than half a century to the regrettable time when dams could destroy our rivers without consequence.

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It Can Be Done - Thoughts from Day One of the Climate Change Conference | Dan Jacobson

As the world struggles during the next two weeks (and beyond) to stave off the worst impacts of global warming, I hope leaders will look to California and see that it can be done.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Interactive Map: 98% of Californians Live in Counties Affected by Weather Disasters

Ninety-eight percent of Californians live in counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including drought, wildfires and flooding, according to a new interactive map using data from the federal government.

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Time to ban the beads | Russell Bassett

We all want our teeth to be clean after brushing, and our bodies to be clean after showering, but did you know the products used in these everyday activities could be harming wildlife? Hundreds of commonly-used household products contain tiny plastic microbeads, which can be a big problem for our environment. 

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