Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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California legislation to protect workers who use marijuana outside of work

If signed into law, the bill will "protect employees who fail a certain type of common drug test that detects the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, THC."

Gov. Newsom signs bill to raise wages and working standards for...

Labor advocates are calling the new bill a "groundbreaking step" for low-wage workers.

Los Angeles is creating a model for fighting mass incarceration

Los Angeles County is laying out a vision for reducing incarceration and providing care that could have national significance.

California Air Resources Board passes Advanced Clean Cars II rule to...

The rule will transition California's transportation sector to 100 percent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035.

Hundreds of California farmworkers begin 335-mile march for voting rights

In California, hundreds of farmworkers are marching for 24 days to demand better protections against voter suppression in union elections.

New California law could eliminate 23 million tons of plastic in...

“Today we make history; tomorrow we focus on ensuring our SB 54 goals to reduce plastic pollution are met.”

California assemblyman kills fossil fuel divestment bill

The bill would have required the state’s two enormous public pension funds to divest from fossil fuels, but it was squashed by a Democrat who has taken money from oil and gas companies.

Anaheim mayor resigns amid FBI corruption investigation

“I hope that the people of Anaheim and our media continue to pursue the question of whether Harry Sidhu was acting alone."

As California considers dropping fossil fuels from major pension funds, new...

“California cannot be a climate justice leader if we continue to invest in the companies that are polluting our environment.”

‘Let the floodgates open’: Starbucks union scores first wins in California

"This is a major victory," said Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat. "It's time for Starbucks to pay fair wages and treat every worker with dignity and respect."

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Biden condemns ICC bid to arrest Israeli leaders, sparking global outcry

A panel of ICC judges will determine whether to issue arrest warrants for any of the suspects. President Biden criticized the ICC’s actions as “outrageous.”

1,3-dichloropropene: The dangerous, sweet-smelling pesticide you’ve never heard of

Regulatory loopholes allow more than 30 million pounds of a cancer-causing pesticide to be sprayed on U.S. crops.

Reintroduction of 170 European bison could help remove CO2 equivalent of 43,000 cars, study...

A new study by researchers from Yale University and Memorial University of Newfoundland has found that a herd of 170 bison being reintroduced to the Țarcu mountains of Romania could help sequester carbon dioxide emissions.

Nevada pushes for abortion rights as coalition submits over 200,000 signatures for ballot measure

This effort, spearheaded by Nevadans for Reproductive Freedom, underscores a critical moment in the ongoing national debate over abortion.

Toxic gaslighting: How 3M executives convinced a scientist the forever chemicals she found in...

As the EPA now forces the removal of the chemicals from drinking water, Kris Hansen wrestles with the secrets that 3M kept from her and the world.