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Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frogs Feeling the Heat

Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frogs Feeling the Heat

BERKELEY, California, December 15, 2008 (ENS) – Climate change is affecting the Sierra Nevada’s high elevation lakes and the imperiled yellow-legged frogs that depend on them, according to scientists with the U.S. Forest Service and the University of California, Berkeley. The Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog once was common in these high elevation lakes and slow…

California Energy Supply Vulnerable to Future Heat Waves

California Energy Supply Vulnerable to Future Heat Waves

BERKELEY, California, August 6, 2008 (ENS) – In the near future, large California cities can expect more frequent heat waves because of climate change, warn scientists at universities in California and Texas. This could mean increased electricity demand to run air conditioners in the densely populated state, raising the risk of power shortages during heat…

California Fights Nestle's Plan to Bottle Pristine Waters

California Fights Nestle's Plan to Bottle Pristine Waters

SACRAMENTO, California, August 4, 2008 (ENS) – The State of California will challenge the environmental plan for a bottled water plant that Nestle Waters North America intends to build in Siskiyou County if the company does not revise its contract to pump water from the McCloud River, says the state’s top lawyer. “It takes massive…

Court Ruling on UC Berkeley Gym Fails to Dislodge Tree-sitters

Court Ruling on UC Berkeley Gym Fails to Dislodge Tree-sitters

BERKELEY, California, June 19, 2008 (ENS) – Both sides are claiming victory in a lawsuit over construction of a gymnasium complex next to UC Berkeley’s California Memorial Stadium that has had tree-sitters occupying a grove of oaks on the site for the past 18 months. The activists have been living in the Memorial Oak Grove…

Drilling, Not Earthquake, Caused Java Mud Volcano

Drilling, Not Earthquake, Caused Java Mud Volcano

BERKELEY, California (ENS) – A mud volcano which has caused millions of dollars worth of damage in East Java, Indonesia was caused by the drilling of a gas exploration well, an international team of scientists has concluded. The two-year old mud volcano, known as Lusi, is still spewing huge volumes of mud and has displaced…

UC Berkeley Child Care Center Earns High Eco-Rating

UC Berkeley Child Care Center Earns High Eco-Rating

BERKELEY, California, April 30, 2008 (ENS) – The Haste Street Child Development Center was celebrated Tuesday as the University of California, Berkeley’s first building to be certified at the Silver level under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED, rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council. The center is also is the state’s…