California

Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Should Nationalize Utilities

PG&E is asking for a bailout. Instead, we should make that utility, and all utilities, public assets.
Caroline Haskins
2.7.19
Shutdown

Elephant Seals Took Over a Beach During the Shutdown and They’re Not Giving it Back

Just keep it.
Sarah Emerson
1.30.19
monarch butterfly

California’s Monarch Butterflies Hit ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Record Low

A discouraging survey of California’s monarch butterfly population signals bad news for the at-risk species.
Sarah Emerson
1.10.19
e-waste

Target Fined $7.4 Million for Illegally Throwing E-Waste in the Trash

Target threw hazardous e-waste, as well as sensitive medical material and waste, into the trash illegally for four years.
Caroline Haskins
12.13.18
predators

As Ocean Predators Recover, Humans Need to Learn to Coexist

It’s great that sharks, whales, and sea otters are bouncing back in some marine areas. But it may also increase human-wildlife conflicts.
Becky Ferreira
11.22.18
YouTube

YouTube Lets California Fire Conspiracy Theories Run Wild

Conspiracy theory vloggers have been able to easily manipulate YouTube and amass millions of views that provide a flagrantly false narrative about the disaster in California.
Caroline Haskins
11.21.18
climate refugees

California Wildfires Have Created Climate Refugees in a Walmart Parking Lot

California's Camp Fire has destroyed about 9,000 homes, creating climate refugees inside the state.
Caroline Haskins
11.15.18
woolsey fire

California’s Woolsey Fire Burns Near Site of Nuclear Meltdown, Sparking Panic

The owner of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Boeing, says the wildfire may have started “on or near” the contaminated Los Angeles facility.
Sarah Emerson
11.14.18
octopus nursery

Swarm of 1,000 Octopuses Found At Bottom of the Ocean

Scientists captured rare footage of a massive octopus nursery near Davidson Seamount.
Sarah Emerson
10.29.18
security

California Is Making It Illegal for Devices to Have Shitty Default Passwords

The law only applies to passwords that come pre-programmed into devices, but it’s still a step in the right direction.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.5.18
net neutrality

US Government Sues California for Daring to Protect Net Neutrality

Uncle Sam fights, for the ISP's right, to screw you over.
Karl Bode
10.1.18
net neutrality

Ajit Pai Calls California Net Neutrality Law 'Radical' and 'Illegal'

The FCC chairman criticized the recently passed bill at an event in Maine, where a similar law is under consideration.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.17.18
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