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Jerry Brown Declares State Of Emergency As California Wildfires Rage

12 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has declared a state of emergency as wildfires blaze in 15 counties across the Golden State, one of which killed a responding firefighter. "California's severe drought and extreme weather have turned much of the state into a tinderbox," Brown said in a Friday statement. Show More Summary

State of Emergency Declared in California in Response to Wildfires

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Friday in response to the severe wildfires burning across the state.

Man convicted in 1976 school bus hijacking allowed parole

14 hours agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

California Gov. Jerry Brown had until midnight to decide whether to approve parole for 63-year-old James Schoenfeld

Chowchilla Kidnapping: James Schoenfeld Paroled

James Schoenfeld, the man convicted in the Chowchilla kidnapping, has been freed because California Governor Jerry Brown did not object to his parole. Schoenfeld kept 26 children and their school bus driver buried in a trailer in 1976. Show More Summary

Californians Cut Water Use By 27% During the Hottest June On Record

Looks like all that #droughtshaming worked. Last month, California’s urban water use dropped more than the 25% reduction ordered by Governor Jerry Brown—the state cut water use by 27.3%, in fact. We did it! Read more...

Californians exceeded mandatory water conservation target in June

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Californians reduced their water use by more than 27 percent in June, exceeding the amount ordered by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown in the state's first-ever mandatory conservation rules amid an ongoing catastrophic drought, authorities said.

New video series uses humor to call for California to ban fracking

"What The Frack Jerry Brown?!" wants to get the attention of California's governor.

Californians divided along party lines on combating climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Two-thirds of Californians link the state's ongoing catastrophic drought to climate change, and most support Governor Jerry Brown's efforts to combat it – but that's also because most Californians are Democrats, a new poll shows.

Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Gray Davis? Which Governor Spearheaded California's Climate Change Program?

It's like deja vu all over again. The Governor of California, with global efforts on climate change seemingly stalled and the concurrence of nations dangerously lacking, is talking up the role of subnational governments and California's...Show More Summary

Jerry Brown's Climate Road Show Meets Up With the Pope in Rome

Governor Jerry Brown, pressing the California agenda on renewable energy and climate change, followed up his successful appearance earlier this month at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto with what looks like an even more successful appearance at the Pope's summit on Tuesday and Wednesday in Rome. Show More Summary

Jerry Brown's irreconcilable stances on climate change and fracking

To the editor: It's encouraging to read about the many angles from which California, under Gov. Jerry Brown's leadership, is working to chip away at climate change. But let's not fool ourselves: California cannot call itself a climate leader when it is the third-largest producer of oil in the United...

‘Say No to Cheese’ Billboard Calls Out Gov. Brown

Courtesy of PETA, a new billboard featuring Gov. Jerry Brown’s face superimposed on a cheese round with the words “Gov. Brown, Ease the Drought: Say No to Cheese” is... The post ‘Say No to Cheese’ Billboard Calls Out Gov. Brown appeared first on PETA.

Think like Gandhi, Jerry Brown urges leaders at Vatican climate conference

Jerry Brown on Wednesday urged the world's mayors to emulate Mahatma Gandhi and the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ as they fight to halt climate change and win over skeptics.

California Gov. Jerry Brown at Vatican’s Climate Summit: ‘God Is Not Mocked’

last weekNews : Truthdig

Statues adorn the top of Basilica of St. Peter at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. (Lore Mattei / Shutterstock) California’s water-challenged residents know what it’s like to deal with ecological trouble in their own backyards, so it wasShow More Summary

Gov. Jerry Brown, at Vatican, tells mayors to 'light a fire' on climate change

Gov. Jerry Brown, speaking Tuesday at a conference hosted by Pope Francis, accused climate change skeptics of trying to "bamboozle" local leaders trying to cut emissions and said he had no faith that Congress would act on global warming.

Jerry Brown Takes On Climate Change-Denying 'Troglodytes'

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday urged a group of 60 mayors to take action in their cities on climate change, warning that global warming is "the biggest threat of our time" and denouncing skeptics as "troglodytes." At a climate change conference hosted by Pope Francis at the Vatican and attended by U.S. Show More Summary

Gov. Brown blasts climate change 'deniers' during Vatican conference

Gov. Jerry Brown, speaking at a conference hosted by Pope Francis, on Tuesday denounced climate change skeptics as well-financed "troglodytes" determined to "bamboozle" local leaders.

Passage of California climate change bill could set global example

When Gov. Jerry Brown visits the Vatican this week for an international conference, he'll be carrying a resolution from state lawmakers supporting Pope Francis' recent encyclical on climate change.

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