Saturday, April 20, 2024

Tag: California

California’s $20 minimum wage for fast food workers goes into effect:...

Fast food workers at establishments with at least 60 locations nationwide will see their wages increase to $20 an hour, a substantial uplift from the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

Of life and lithium

“California is poised to become the world’s largest source of batteries, and it couldn’t come at a more crucial moment in our efforts to move away from fossil fuels.”

Sea otters restore degraded California estuary, slowing erosion by 90 percent

One of the big reasons for the recovery is that sea otters love to eat the marsh crabs who were devouring the coastal ecosystem’s plants.

California sets new trend by turning sewage into tap water

This decision is not just about technological advancement; it reflects a significant shift in water management strategies.

California passes new bill to curb widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides

The bill will limit the use of neonics to trained professionals beginning in 2025.

California passes Right-to-Repair Act advancing customer rights to repair various products

California, home of Big Tech, joined Minnesota and New York, and became the third state to pass a Right-to-Repair law covering various electronics and appliances.

California enacts far-reaching climate disclosure laws

“This legislation will support those companies doing their part to tackle the climate crisis and create accountability for those that aren’t.”

EPA approves California’s regulation to curb ship pollution at ports

The new policy will require container, reefer and cruise vessels to plug into electric shore-power when idling at California ports.

California pension funds have billions invested in fossil fuel companies named...

The two funds are resisting pressure from legislators and activists to shed their gas and oil holdings.

Getting mad and getting even

California's climate lawsuit—the result of a deliberate cover-up.


The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act and the battle against government spying

The FANFSA, passed with a 219-199 vote, garnered support from both sides of the aisle, with 96 Democrats and 123 Republicans backing the bill.

Progressive International unveils database exposing global right-wing network threatening democracies

This database, which results from a year of meticulous research, exposes the mechanisms through which these forces erode democratic norms and foster geopolitical instability.

20 percent of common produce carry unhealthy levels of pesticides new report says

Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

GOP attorneys general petition against EPA’s use of civil rights law for environmental justice

The petition, if successful, could have dire consequences for communities living near industrial sites.