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San Jose’s Carbon-Neutral Plan

San Jose has drafted a plan with a goal in mind to be 100% carbon neutral within the next nine years. But local politicians are questioning its feasibility.

(Nov. 22, 2021) → Read the full San Jose Spotlight report
Senator Takes Stand for Climate Protection

State Sen. Josh Becker, who represents Mountain View, has announced a plan to push California to zero emissions by 2035.

(Nov. 7, 2021) → Read the full Mountain View Voice report

California Local Pin Marker Recent Articles

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Rising Seas, Rising Costs
San Jose Inside reports on Santa Clara County’s herculean efforts to protect the low-lying neighborhood of Alviso. But at what price?

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A Modern-Day Noah’s Ark
LA Times staff writer Louis Sahagun reports from the front lines of the battle to preserve California’s most endangered species.

Image caption: RCDs look after the land, whether it’s used for grazing, growing, or getting out into nature.
California Dirt
What do resource conservation districts protect? Pretty much everything that’s worth saving.

Image caption: Anderson Reservoir will be dry for 10 years due to a seismic retrofitting project.
Anderson Dam Retrofit Begins, Reservoir Drained
Work begins on what officials say is an essential seismic upgrade to Anderson Dam, draining the reservoir even though Santa Clara County is in the middle of a drought.

Image caption: At the dump, food waste is methane-producing garbage. At a farm, it's a valuable part of the food web.
Back to the Land, Not the Landfill
In 2022, California trash haulers will begin turning millions of tons of methane-emitting organic waste into a new cash crop: compost.

Image caption: The model for the state’s new public-banking law is the Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919, the nation's only true public bank.
Public Banking Bill a First for State
Local rep co-sponsored AB 857, which would pave the way for publicly owned banks.

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