States take charge to protect people from extreme heat

With communities around the country suffering from extreme temperatures, just months after some of those same locations saw unbearable cold snaps, some state leaders are taking the initiative with proposals to help people navigate the consequences of climate change.

Americans connect extreme heat and climate change to their health, a survey finds

From higher electricity bills to worsened health, more than half of Americans have felt the impacts of extreme heat, according to a new survey released by NPR, Harvard University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. That percentage is even higher in California, where heat was the top climate impact, reported by 71% of those surveyed.

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas Introduces the California Seabed Mining Prevention Act to Protect Our Oceans from Deep Sea Mining

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1832, known as the California Seabed Mining Prevention Act, at a virtual rally alongside the bill’s co-sponsors, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Surfrider Foundation, along with dozens of supporters.