El Dorado County Local News: Sustainability


All Local Sustainability News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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11/30/2023
The world is heating up at an unprecedented pace, new climate data shows, and leaders gathered for the COP28 conference in Dubai must get us out of ‚Äúdeep trouble,‚ÄĚ UN chief Ant√≥nio Guterres said.

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11/29/2023
2023 has broken climate records, accompanied by extreme weather which has left a trail of devastation, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

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11/28/2023
An analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy found that with expected technology advances, the Salton Sea region‚Äôs total lithium resources could produce more than 3,400 kilotons of lithium, enough to support over 375 million batteries for electric vehicles‚ÄĒmore than the total number currently on U.S. roads.

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11/25/2023
Image for display with article titled The Significant Environmental Impact of Tahoe’s Scarce Wetlands

Research shows that one acre of healthy Sierra Nevada wetlands can capture as much carbon from the air as one acre of a tropical rainforest.

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11/25/2023
Image for display with article titled Debate on Tahoe Forest Health Best Practices Continues on Cusp of Timber Mill Opening

Over the last century, there have been different opinions about forest management practices. Whether to help mitigate fire risk, create construction materials, or leave trees alone to preserve habitat, it’s a complex issue with a lot of perspectives involved.

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11/24/2023
Livestock are responsible for half of all methane emissions in California. The White House is giving $21.4 million to California Dairies and $22.8 million to Dairy Farmers of America to help change this.

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11/21/2023
In preparation for the single-use plastic bottle ban South Lake Tahoe will implement in 2024, Take Care Tahoe has released a new Drink Tahoe Tap Map that lists locations where people can freely fill up reusable water bottles.

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11/20/2023
Fulcrum Bioenergy, a California-based firm that seeks to turn plastics into jet fuel, has defaulted on $289 million in bond funding and put a major project on hold. This comes as several U.S. Senators wrote to the IRS urging that similar companies not receive federal tax credits.

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11/18/2023
Image for display with article titled Music Festival Raises a Reusable Cup to Sustainability

WinterWonderGrass, known for its stringed music genres, local brews and spirits, enjoyed in scenic winter wonderlands, diverts over 70% of its materials away from landfills.

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11/15/2023
State and local leaders gathered in Los Angeles to celebrate a new plan that will increase access to the outdoors for all Californians, regardless of who they are or where they live.

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11/13/2023
Center for Food Safety has filed arguments seeking to revoke the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of nationwide permit 56, which authorizes industrial finfish aquaculture structures in ocean waters around the country. CFS represents a coalition of conservation, tribal, and fishing organizations.

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11/09/2023
More than 1.5 million acres of forest have been burned or scarred in California. Climbers go high in trees to grab pine cones that could help in reforestation.

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11/07/2023
Intense rains have California out of a drought less than a year after most of the state faced water shortages. A climatologist is urging wise water usage ahead of California’s next drought.

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11/06/2023
The Office of Habitat Conservation’s Restoration Center has awarded $27.8 million to bring Central California Coast coho salmon back to California rivers, funding projects by Trout Unlimited, the San Mateo and Gold Ridge Resource Conservation Districts, and the Nature Conservancy.

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11/03/2023
Image for display with article titled Climate Change, Invasive Clams Are Fueling Algae Growth on Lake Tahoe

While out enjoying one of Lake Tahoe's beaches, you might have noticed large mats of decomposing algae. The lake's famed blue waters are facing another threat.

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11/03/2023
The USA is likely to see consistent job growth from the transition to net zero, but the gains will be unevenly distributed, shows a new analysis conducted by Imperial College London researchers and published in Nature Climate Change.

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10/31/2023
Researchers tell LAist that half of California’s population of Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, which are endangered, died last winter due to record weather. Causes of death include avalanches, starvation and getting eaten by mountain lions after moving to lower elevations for food.

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10/31/2023
A UCLA climate scientist says California’s redwoods might not last in their current groves for another 100 years. An effort is afoot to plant redwoods elsewhere in more potentially hospitable climates, such as the Pacific Northwest.

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10/26/2023
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law in October, SB 272 by Sen. John Laird, that requires local governments to plan for rising sea levels. It's already factoring into planning in places like Marin County.

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10/25/2023
The Interconnected Disaster Risks Report 2023, published by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, warns of six risk tipping points that will bring drastic changes to our socioecological systems if they are not addressed.