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Film intelligence: Under a long shadow

Film intelligence: Under a long shadow

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. Every week, we read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: BULLY shoves its way back into the conversation, Steve Jobs gets cast, and Arnold Schwarzenegger discovers another long lost brother.

California Faces Water Rationing, Governor Proclaims Drought Emergency

California Faces Water Rationing, Governor Proclaims Drought Emergency

SACRAMENTO, California, February 27, 2009 (ENS) – Parched California is a step closer to mandatory water rationing today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a state of emergency and ordered all government agencies to implement the state’s emergency plan and provide help for people, communities and businesses impacted by the third consecutive year of drought. “This…

Schwarzenegger Promotes Green Rules to Climate Leaders

Schwarzenegger Promotes Green Rules to Climate Leaders

POZNAN, Poland, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Green rules and regulations will help both the climate and the economy, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today told UN delegates gathered in Poland at The Climate Group’s second annual States and Regions Climate Leaders Summit. “States and provinces have long been at the forefront of developing green technologies…

Southern California Edison Completes First of 150 Solar Rooftops

Southern California Edison Completes First of 150 Solar Rooftops

FONTANA, California, December 1, 2008 (ENS) – The roof of a distribution warehouse in Fontana is now covered with 33,700 advanced thin-film solar panels, making it the largest single rooftop solar photovoltaic array in California and the nation’s largest solar installation program by a utility. Southern California Edison unveiled the completed solar roof today as…

Governor Schwarzenegger Convenes Governors' Global Climate Summit

Governor Schwarzenegger Convenes Governors' Global Climate Summit

LOS ANGELES, California, November 18, 2008 (ENS) – In Los Angeles today, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger welcomed hundreds of attendees from more than 50 states, provinces and countries to the Governors’ Global Climate Summit. At the end of their two-day meeting, participants are expected to sign a declaration outlining their plans for turning climate goals into…

EcoDriving: What Is It?

EcoDriving: What Is It?

California’s Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, came to power in his environmentally concerned state in part because he believed that people and the government need to do something about climate change. While Governor Schwarzenegger has committed California to many government programs that advance the cause of a healthier environment, he is also exhorting people to do what…

EcoDriving Through the Green States

EcoDriving Through the Green States

WASHINGTON, DC, August 22, 2008 (ENS) – Hypermiling, a way of driving to maximize fuel economy, has gone mainstream and bipartisan. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers started a new website today, www.ecodrivingusa.com [www.ecodrivingusa.com], to promote driving and vehicle maintenance habits that can reduce fuel consumption. Its first two spokesmen for the effort are Arnold Schwarzenegger,…

Pacific Coast Governors Embark on Ocean Action Plan

Pacific Coast Governors Embark on Ocean Action Plan

SACRAMENTO, California, July 29, 2008 (ENS) – The governors of California, Oregon and Washington Tuesday announced the details of their plan to address ocean and coastal management issues such as polluted runoff, oil spills and marine garbage along the West Coast. The West Coast Governors’ Ocean Action Plan is the result of a 2006 agreement…

Chino Hills Earthquake Felt Far and Wide

Chino Hills Earthquake Felt Far and Wide

LOS ANGELES, California, July 29, 2008 (ENS) – A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the Los Angeles suburb of Chino Hills just before noon today, causing strong shaking and a power outage but just minor damage. The quake was felt from Arizona to Nevada. The epicenter of the quake was located about 28 miles east-southeast…

Dry California Officially in a State of Drought

Dry California Officially in a State of Drought

SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) – After two straight years of below-average rainfall, low snowmelt runoff and the largest court-ordered water transfer restrictions in state history, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday proclaimed a statewide drought, the first official drought since 1991. The state’s final snow survey of 2008 conducted in May showed snowpack water content at only…

California Public Transit Advocates Urge No Funding Cuts

California Public Transit Advocates Urge No Funding Cuts

SACRAMENTO, California, May 13, 2008 (ENS) – As gasoline prices creep towards $4 a gallon and Californians look for relief, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has the opportunity to give commuters a break this week in the May Revise to his FY08-09 state budget proposal. Public transportation advocates are focused on the governor and legislature’s commitment to…

Tejon Ranch Agreement Conserves California's Wild Heritage

Tejon Ranch Agreement Conserves California's Wild Heritage

TEJON RANCH, California, May 9, 2008 (ENS) – The publicly traded Tejon Ranch Co. and five environmental groups have agreed to permanent conservation of 90 percent of the giant ranch, the parties announced Thursday. In exchange, the Tejon Ranch is guaranteed the right to proceed with its existing development plans in three locations along the…

Tons of Trash Cleared Off Santa Cruz Island

Tons of Trash Cleared Off Santa Cruz Island

VENTURA, California, May 5, 2008 (ENS) – This week, a major cleanup project is being completed on Santa Cruz Island, the largest of the eight Channel Islands, which lies 25 miles off the coast of California’s Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Tons of non-recyclable waste from years of ranching operations had accumulated at a dump…

Feds Give L.A. $213 Million to Cut Traffic Congestion

Feds Give L.A. $213 Million to Cut Traffic Congestion

LOS ANGELES, California, April 25, 2008 (ENS) – A plan to cut highway traffic jams and provide better bus transit services is eligible for more than $213 million in federal congestion reduction grants, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters said today during a visit to this car-dependent city. The grant will allow local leaders to…

California's Top Environment Official in China

California's Top Environment Official in China

SACRAMENTO, California, April 17, 2008 (ENS) – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has sent the head of the California Environmental Protection Agency to Beijing to participate in events that support China’s efforts to address climate change. Cal/EPA Secretary Linda Adams says she arrived in Beijing today to hazy skies, “the Sun actually darkened by dirty air.” “But…

Old Hand Picked as California's Next Fish and Game Head

Old Hand Picked as California's Next Fish and Game Head

SACRAMENTO, California, April 16, 2008 (ENS) – California’s new director of the Department of Fish and Game is likely to come to the job out of a retirement that lasted only a few months. If confirmed by the state Senate, Donald Koch would lead the agency he served for 30 years. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today…

Western Governors Agree to Develop Alternative Transport Fuels

Western Governors Agree to Develop Alternative Transport Fuels

WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2008 (ENS) – Western governors have agreed to take action within their states and also as a region to speed the development and use of alternative fuels, improve vehicle fuel efficiency and reduce dependence on foreign oil. A resolution adopted by the Western Governors’ Association Saturday incorporates many recommendations contained in…

Bipartisan Consensus Builds for California Water Bond

Bipartisan Consensus Builds for California Water Bond

SACRAMENTO, California, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – A secure water supply for California in the face of climate change and a court order to retain water in the Delta for an endangered fish were on the table today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein of California. Around the table…

California: Actively Planning Hi-Speed Trains

California: Actively Planning Hi-Speed Trains

In terms of resource conservation, trains are far superior to any other form of transport, except for walking, bicycles or sailboats of course. In terms of speed, trains are second only to aerial transportation, which provides the most inefficient use of fuel. Given the technology that is affordable and available today, preventing climate change would…

Governors, Mayor Form Coalition to Rebuild Ailing U.S. Infrastructure

Governors, Mayor Form Coalition to Rebuild Ailing U.S. Infrastructure

LOS ANGELES, California, January 22, 2008 (ENS) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican; Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell, a Democrat; and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an Independent, stood beneath a Los Angeles highway interchange on Saturday to announce the formation of a non-partisan national coalition that will lobby for federal investment in America’s decaying…

California Sues EPA for Rejecting Tailpipe Emissions Law

California Sues EPA for Rejecting Tailpipe Emissions Law

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 2, 2007 (ENS) – The California government today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for “wrongfully and illegally” blocking the state’s tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions standards. Fifteen other states joined the California lawsuit, and in addition, five nonprofit groups today filed suit challenging the EPA’s decision. The waiver,…

EPA Rejects California's Greenhouse Gas Tailpipe Law

EPA Rejects California's Greenhouse Gas Tailpipe Law

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2007 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has denied California’s request to impose greenhouse gas emissions limits on motor vehicles. It is the first time the EPA has ever denied a waiver request under the Clean Air Act, and California officials are already preparing their lawsuit. California sought a…

California Prepares for Winter Rains to Flood Burned Areas

California Prepares for Winter Rains to Flood Burned Areas

SACRAMENTO, California, December 10, 2007 (ENS) – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has directed the California Office of Emergency Services to prepare for the upcoming weather conditions that pose a serious threat of flooding, particularly in areas where the Southern California wildfires recently burned more than half a million acres from Los Angeles to south of San…