california

6:05pm

Tue June 17, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Fracking California: Can Jerry Brown be a climate leader if he does not oppose fracking?

The Kern River Oil Field in the city of Bakersfield is over 10 thousand acres large, and densely packed with pumpjacks.
Lisa Morehouse


When Jerry Brown stepped up to the microphone at the California Democratic Party’s convention in March, it looked like it might be an environmental love-fest. He was kicking off his campaign for a fourth term as governor of the state that is perhaps the world’s leading environmental trend-setter.

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12:00am

Wed June 4, 2014

5:22pm

Thu March 6, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Contemplating the local impact from America’s next supersized trade deal

Yard signs placed in front of hotels in Leesburg, VA during TPP negotiations in September 2012
Flickr user Public Citizen

 

Trade representatives from twelve countries have been discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership for four years. They’re discussing removing tariffs, protecting the environment, and stopping the piracy of copyrighted  material - all in the name of freer international trade.

Not much is known about what’s in this agreement, but based on what’s been leaked, here’s what we think we know about a couple of key components that will affect Californians: cows and computers.

On the farm

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12:00am

Thu February 13, 2014

12:00am

Wed February 12, 2014

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