California

Environmental Justice: New Map Could Refocus Calif. Pollution Battles

"The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks."

Source: LA Times, 04/23/2014

Environmental Group Donates California Scenic Coastal Expanse To Public

''Cementing protection for one of the largest privately owned pieces of land on California's 1,100-mile coastline, a San Francisco environmental group on Monday donated to the public the Coast Dairies property - a pastoral expanse of rolling meadows, redwood forests and panoramic ocean views north of Santa Cruz."

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 04/16/2014

"Calif Lawmakers Sidestep Bill on Seaworld Shows Until After Elections"

"The bill to ban orca shows and breeding programs at parks in California was introduced by state Assemblyman Richard Bloom, a Santa Monica Democrat, who has said he was inspired by the documentary film, "Blackfish," which tells the story of an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld's park in Orlando, Florida, in 2010."

Source: Reuters, 04/09/2014

Drought Not Over Yet: Calif Storms Improve Snowpack, But It Remains Low

"The much-welcomed storms that hit California this week and over the past month increased the Sierra Nevada snowpack, a critical source of water for cities and farms. But they didn't end the drought, experts say. They simply improved a disastrous situation to dismal."

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 04/02/2014

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