Meet the newest recruits in California’s war on climate change: carbon farmers

By Alastair Bland : calmatters – excerpt Loren Poncia’s idling pickup shudders in a powerful gust of afternoon wind in western Marin County. Inside the warm cab, he scans the sun-browned hills through his binoculars, counting his grazing cows. Poncia raises beef cattle. As he sees it, though, what he is really doing is raising … More Meet the newest recruits in California’s war on climate change: carbon farmers

Affordable housing plans at shipyard move forward despite concerns over radioactive contamination

By Laura Waxmann : sfexaminer – excerpt The City is forging ahead with plans to develop a 28,792 square-foot site on Parcel A at the Hunters Point Shipyard into affordable housing, despite ongoing testing for radioactive contamination in the area. On Thursday, The City’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure issued a Request for Proposals … More Affordable housing plans at shipyard move forward despite concerns over radioactive contamination

Tetra Tech Wins $60 Million Water Resources Contract from L.A. County

By Dana Bartholomew : labusinessjournal – excerpt Tetra Tech Inc., a consulting and engineering firm based in Pasadena, has been awarded a $60 million water resources contract from Los Angeles County, the company announced Sept. 11. The three-year, multiple-award engineering services contract includes planning and support for flood hazard mitigation,cwater reuse and supply management and … More Tetra Tech Wins $60 Million Water Resources Contract from L.A. County

Congress Passes Measure to Protect Board that Monitors Nuclear Safety

by Rebecca Moss of Santa Fe New Mexican : propublica – excerpt The Energy Department had taken steps to curtail the reach and authority of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. New Mexico’s senators are fighting back. This article was produced in partnership with The Santa Fe New Mexican, which is a member of the … More Congress Passes Measure to Protect Board that Monitors Nuclear Safety

Heavy hitters on climate change will converge on San Francisco next week, with Gov. Jerry Brown as host

By Julie Cart : calmatters – excerpt If Jerry Brown could write the script in which he exits the political stage while still in the spotlight, he could do no better than what’s teed-up for him next week: presiding over the Global Climate Action Summit with a few hundred of his closest fellow leaders in … More Heavy hitters on climate change will converge on San Francisco next week, with Gov. Jerry Brown as host