Articles Tagged With ‘Climate Change’




Could SLO’s tiny home plan derail zero net energy goal?

OPINION by JOHN EWAN Climate change is the result of decisions and actions we make on how much of, and how we use, the world’s natural resources. San Luis Obispo’s proposed Tiny House on Wheels ordinance, created and passed at... (Continue reading)

California lawmakers urge Gov. Brown to stop new oil and gas projects

Statement from 240 California lawmakers: We, the undersigned elected officials of California, are deeply concerned about the impacts of climate change and pollution caused by the extraction, processing, and burning of fossil fuels on the people we represent. We applaud... (Continue reading)

Bicycle advocate, leader or hypocrite?

San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon appears to want everyone to bike – except her. [Cal Coast Times] While Harmon attempts to push city residents towards a “driver-less future,” she does not regularly ride her bicycle to city meetings. On... (Continue reading)

Gov. Jerry Brown invites Heidi Harmon to Global Climate Action Summit

California Gov. Jerry Brown has invited San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon to the Global Climate Action Summit, an event that will take place next month in San Francisco and aims to “decarbonize the world.” [Cal Coast Times] Harmon posted... (Continue reading)

Cunningham promotes resolution against Trump’s emission rollbacks

Again breaking rank with his party on an environmental issue, Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) introduced a resolution this week opposing the Trump Administration’s rollbacks of fuel emission standards. [Cal Coast Times] The state of California is currently locked... (Continue reading)

SLO falls short on addressing climate change

OPINION by DAVID BRODIE and ALLAN COOPER Since San Luis Obispo’s City Council hired a sustainability coordinator and formed a Green Team, we have not seen the city initiate one new prescriptive or incentivized mitigation affecting the built environment that... (Continue reading)

Study warns of mass beach erosion in Southern California

A study published in a United States geophysics journal warns 31 to 67 percent of Southern California beaches could disappear by the year 2100 as a result of climate change. The study uses a newly-developed computer model called Coastal Storm... (Continue reading)

California to work with foreign countries on climate change policy

California Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders in the state Legislature are vowing to go around the incoming Trump administration and work directly with other nations and states in order to defend and strengthen California’s climate change policies. [New York Times]... (Continue reading)

Harmon vows to battle climate change as SLO’s mayor

At a press conference on the city hall steps, San Luis Obispo Mayor-elect Heidi Harmon reaffirmed her intent to battle climate change while in office. Harmon said she plans to push for SLO to become a net-zero emissions city. On... (Continue reading)

Cow fart bill passes California Legislature

California legislators have approved a bill targeting cow flatulence and manure, which lawmakers blame for releasing greenhouse gases. The legislation aims to reduce methane emissions related to manure to 40 percent below 2013 levels by 2030. [CBS San Francisco] Senator... (Continue reading)