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Calif. cities of Claremont, Monrovia, Riverside and Santa Clarita have reached California Green Community Silver status

CLAREMONT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City of Claremont has achieved 'Silver' status as a California Green Community for its commitment to sustainability. Claremont is one of only four cities to be honored by California Green Communities for its efforts. In addition to Claremont, the cities of Monrovia, Riverside and Santa Clarita have reached California Green Community Silver status.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

Metro Issues Request for Next Gen Super-Clean Buses for Los Angeles in Pilot Program Initiated by Mayor Villaraigosa

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) released a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 30 Super Low Emission Buses (SLEBs) and/or Zero Emission Buses (ZEBs) as part of a pilot program to evaluate burgeoning technologies for LA’s future bus fleet.

San Francisco Taxis Surpass Emissions Goal with a 49 percent reduction of GHG emissions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Department of the Environment and San Francisco taxi industry leaders announced that San Francisco's taxis have exceeded the 2008 goal of reducing the average per-vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 percent from 1990 levels by 2012.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

San Francisco Receives 2012 Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Edwin Lee on Wednesday announced that San Francisco received the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy, for the City's innovative parking management system and cycling and public space improvements.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Releases Package of CEQA Reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As part of his ongoing efforts to spur job creation, streamline regulations and boost renewable energy, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released a package of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reforms that will simplify and expedite the approval process for key job-creating projects in California.

Secretary Salazar, Gov. Brown Expand Partnership to Expedite Renewable Energy Projects in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed an agreement to expand a state and federal partnership that has, over the last two years, paved the way for more than a dozen utility-scale solar energy projects and more than 130 renewable power projects in California.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Milestone in Clean Truck Program at Port of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Delivering on his promise to reduce pollution at the Port of Los Angeles and protect public health, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today marked a major milestone in the Clean Truck Program. The program required all trucks at the Port of Los Angeles to meet the toughest environmental standards in the nation by January 1, 2012.

Calif. Governor Brown Releases Updated Schedule of Climate Conference

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today released additional details on panel participants and the issues that will be covered at the Governor's Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California's Future.

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Paseo Del Mar Landslide

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement today regarding the landslide along Paseo Del Mar: On Sunday afternoon, a portion of the previously closed Paseo Del Mar between S. Western Avenue and S. Weymouth Avenue, in the San Pedro area, experienced a significant landslide. A section of the closed road slid off the hill and into the ocean.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Conference on Climate Risks and California’s Future

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and environmental, business and public health and safety leaders will come together on December 15 in San Francisco at "The Governor's Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California's Future."

Calif. Governor Brown Takes Action to Promote Renewable Energy and Protect the Environment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Saturday that he has taken action on legislation to protect California's environment and natural resources.

New Book: A Way to Solve the New Home Sales Crisis

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A new book, 'Why People Don't Buy New Homes,' proposing a solution to improve the numbers of new homes being sold, has just been announced by Sales Superiority Publishing. Written by Steve Weston, a new home salesperson with 30 years experience, this book makes the case that it is possible for builders and their own salespeople to re-energize their sales efforts and improve their sales.

California 'No-Otter Zone' Public Hearings Hold the Key to Southern Sea Otters’ Future

MONTEREY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Otter Project today announces that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will be conducting public hearings regarding the failed 'No-Otter' Zone in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz on September 27, October 4 and October 6, 2011 respectively.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Announces California Assistance for Montana Pipeline Spill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that California has dispatched a team of experts to assist in the Yellowstone River oil spill response. The deployment of California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) staff was approved after the State of California received a request from the State of Montana for mutual aid assistance following a pipeline break on July 1, 2011.

Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 12, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ken Pimlott, 45, of Cameron Park, has been appointed director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). He has served in multiple resource management and fire protection positions with the department since 1993 and has served as acting director since 2010.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement On Los Angeles' Latest Step Towards Becoming The Cleanest, Greenest Big City In The Nation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued the following statement after meeting with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. The two met...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Assemblymember Hall to Receive 2011 Groundwater Ambassador Award

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In recognition of his legislative leadership and support for local groundwater issues, the Water Replenishment District of Southern...

The Los Angeles & San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council and the Sacramento River Watershed Program will host a conference Feb 23-24,...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ —The Los Angeles & San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council and the Sacramento River Watershed Program will host a conference...

California's Green Economy Focus of New Report – Highlights Growth of the Green Economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California’s green economy is the focus of a newly released report by the California State Assembly Select Committee on...

Calif. Governor Schwarzenegger Applauds Approval of Tejon Ranch Conservation Grants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today applauded the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) announcement of the approval of $15.8 million for grants...

Informational Briefing on California's Green Economy at Los Angeles City Hall

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Pedro Nava, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on California’s Green Economy, will be hosting an informational...

Fashion's Night Out and Shop L.A. will Generate Revenue for Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Under the leadership of Mayor Villaraigosa, this is the first year Los Angeles will participate in Fashion’s Night...

Three State Committees to Hold Oversight Hearing on Toxic Products

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Three State Assembly Policy Committees will convene a unique oversight hearing tomorrow to investigate the State of California's efforts...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3 To Be Held At UC Davis This Fall

DAVIS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Building on the accomplishments made at the first two Governors’ Global Climate Summits in 2009 and 2008, Governor Arnold...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds U.S. Senate for Upholding the U.S. EPA’s Authority on Climate Change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday issued the following statement applauding the U.S. Senate for blocking the Murkowski resolution and upholding...

Proposal to Drill in California Sanctuary Waters Too Dangerous says Nava

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Gulf tragedy and environmental catastrophe now unfolding off the coast of Louisiana further highlights why new offshore oil...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Joins Trust for Public Land to Announce Public-Private Partnership to Save Hollywood Sign

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to announce it has secured the necessary funding...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces First-in-the-Nation Statewide Green Building Standards Code

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Continuing California’s efforts to fight climate change and protect the environment, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the California Building Standards...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Urges World Leaders to Embrace Subnational Leadership in Climate Change Fight

SACRAMENTO and COPENHAGEN /California Newswire/ -- Highlighting California’s leadership in combating climate change and growing a green economy, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday addressed delegates...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Groundbreaking Collaboration with Denmark on Green Chemistry

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after his California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Linda Adams and Danish Environmental...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger to Promote California’s Leading Green Policies at UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- To highlight California’s leadership in combating climate change and encourage action at all levels of government, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will...

Ca. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Diesel Vehicle Regulations

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Following a meeting on the state’s landmark Diesel Vehicle regulations yesterday (Dec. 9) by the California Air Resources Board, Governor...

Jail Time for Polluters Becomes Law – Nava’s Measure Sends Strong Message

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) and the California District Attorneys Association (CDAA) announced that Assembly Bill 305, which allows prosecutors...

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Protect Environment, Create Jobs

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Furthering his commitment to protecting the environment and the economy, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he has signed legislation that will...

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces $26.5 Million in Clean-Air Grants for Southern California

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- At the Port of Long Beach, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson to...

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement Regarding Draft Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Gov. Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after negotiators released a draft Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement agreement that, when finalized, would...

Governor Schwarzenegger Urges Swift Action on Federal Climate Change Legislation

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) and Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) introduced federal...

Governor Schwarzenegger and United Nations Open Governors’ Global Climate Summit 2

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ -- In Los Angeles today, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and United Nations officials welcomed more than 1,200 attendees from more than...

Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Creation of Nation’s Largest Carbon Sequestration Project

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after Sierra Pacific Industries announced the creation of the nation’s largest carbon...

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on California’s Nation-Leading Environmental Standards

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Governor Schwarzenegger issued the following statement today after the President announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) will adopt...

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Aid Small Gas Stations Making the Transition to Cleaner Technologies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the statement below following his signing of AB 96 by Assemblymember Ira Ruskin (D-Redwood City)...

Gov. Schwarzenegger Applauds EPA Decision Granting California Authority to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted California a waiver to...

Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Stephen Schneider Hails Tribal Snow Contributions: ‘Whatever Works, Go For It!’

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- "I think it is wonderful that ski areas have been inviting the tribes back to ski and snowboard, which inspired...

Environmental Advocate David S. Honda Appointed to Oversight Board of Controversial L.A. Landfill

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Los Angeles business leader and environmental sustainability advocate David S. Honda has been appointed to the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Local...

SolarReserve Announces Appointment of Kevin Smith, a Top Power Plant Development Expert

Concentrated Solar Power plantLOS ANGELES, Calif. -- SolarReserve, the Los Angeles-based solar thermal company that has recently commercialized an innovative heat storage technology that provides utility-scale solar power on demand, today announced that Kevin Smith has been hired to serve as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Development.

Eco Capital and Invest, Inc. and Green Oil Technologies, LLC Introduces Next Generation Gasification Technology to U.S. Markets

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Eco Capital and Invest, Inc. of Michigan City, Indiana and Green Oil Technologies of Denver, Colorado have made next generation gasification systems available to the North American markets, using the patented German Technology called KUG Thermolysis. Gasification plants convert many types of waste products into gas and electricity cleanly and efficiently.

New Magazine ‘Wetpixel Quarterly’ Focuses on Spectacular Underwater Imagery and the Marine Environment

Wetpixel QuarterlySAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Wetpixel LLC announces the arrival of a new quarterly print magazine devoted to high-quality underwater photography. Wetpixel Quarterly brings fans of the underwater realm spectacular imagery in a landscape-oriented, high-resolution format. As well as celebrating the beauty of the deep, Wetpixel Quarterly provides a forum for a necessary dialog on marine conservation.

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