Major environmental group endorses Clinton

[Source: SFGATE] Hillary Clinton has secured the endorsement of the political arm of the Natural Resources Defense Council — one of the nation’s leading environmental organizations — in her White House bid, marking the first presidential endorsement in the 46-year-old group’s history, The Chronicle has learned. Not only does the organization back Clinton’s Democratic candidacy, Read More…

California’s cap-and-trade carbon emission system may be failing

[Source: Sacramento Bee] California’s much-vaunted cap-and-trade system of reducing greenhouse gas emissions may be collapsing. This month’s quarterly auction of carbon dioxide emission allowances, which was supposed to generate more than a half-billion dollars for politicians to spend, brought in a paltry $10 million as the Air Resources Board sold a tiny fraction of the Read More…

Union members don’t oppose environmental protections

[Source: In These Times] Union workers attacking environmentalists—it has become a trope of our time. But what do union members actually think about the environment? In a study soon to be published in Labor Studies Journal, we report our findings on workers’ attitudes and behaviors regarding a variety of environmental issues. In particular, we examine Read More…

Irvine’s economic success story

[Source:  Orange County Register] The OC center of innovation, technology and creativity is an employment powerhouse. By night, 250,000 people call the dynamic and diverse city of Irvine home. By day, that number more than doubles. Irvine is the region’s job engine, and it’s a shiny, high-tech one that attracts a highly educated, highly skilled Read More…