“It appears only to protect the economic interest of the network companies in having a divided, ununionized workforce,” the judge declared.
Source: Judge Says California’s Prop 22 Unconstitutional in ‘Major’ Win for Gig Workers | Common Dreams News
California, the breadbasket of the United States, is facing devastation as a centuries-long drought cycle coincides with the ongoing effects of man-made climate change.
Source: United States: California’s megadrought and the fight for socialism
Persistent ‘severe’ drought is having widespread negative impacts on California and other western states.
Source: California, ‘America’s garden,’ is drying out » Yale Climate Connections
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Sammy Roth at the LA Times/ Boiling Point Newsletter reports that California’s main power grid …
Source: It Can be Done: California Briefly reaches 94.5% Renewable Electricity
Nestlé, accused of taking millions more gallons than it is entitled to, receives draft cease-and-desist order from state officials
Source: Drought-hit California moves to halt Nestlé from taking millions of gallons of water | California | The Guardian
Corporate logging has destroyed much of California’s once vast and majestic redwood forests. As environmental crises collide, the imperative to save the remaining trees is stronger than ever. That means challenging those who profit from the trees’ destruction.
Source: Save the Redwoods
On March 18th, the California Coastal Commission appeared to settle a long-simmering dispute over Thrillcraft use of the Oceano Dunes Vehicular Recreation Area near Pismo Beach, California. For forty years, the Coastal Commission has been arguing with the California State Parks and Recreation that thrillcraft jeopardized the area’s natural values, including the destruction of nests More
Source: California Coastal Commission (Finally) Bans ORVs – CounterPunch.org
Climate change is making wildfires stronger while global warming makes heat waves more frequent, intense and longer-lasting.
Source: California is burning because we have changed the climate