CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's California community action article and is for news and comment in that context. Image: The sidewalk on Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights, San Francisco looking north from Bush Street. July 2005. Attribution: Christopher Beland
  • First solar canal project is a win for water, energy, air and climate in California, The Conversation (Dec 22, 2022)
  • US approves largest dam removal in history to save endangered salmon, The Guardian (Nov 17, 2022) — Four dams on California-Oregon border to be decommissioned on Klamath River, which fish use to reach spawning grounds
  • Drought-stricken US warned of looming 'dead pool', BBC News (Jun 03, 2022)
  • The return of California's butterflies, BBC News (May 08, 2022)
  • E-bike package delivery is coming to L.A., Fast Company (Jan 28, 2022)

2021[edit | edit source]

The ancient Calfornian giants destroyed by climate change
Authors: BBC News, Nov 2021

...Ecological restoration California

Images show decline of California's 'life source', Aug 17 [1]

Berkeley’s Ohlone Park Crop Swap builds community through food, Jul 6 [2]

Guaranteed Income Increases Employment, Improves Financial and Physical Health, Mar 3 [3] People spent the SEED money on basic needs, including food (nearly 37%), sales/merchandise (22%, on home goods, clothes/shoes and discount/dollar stores), utilities (11%) and auto costs (10%). Less than 1% was spent on alcohol and/or tobacco. Full research spanning the two years of the project will be available in 2022. SEED led to the founding of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, an initiative that includes several pilots and 40 mayors across the country advocating for a guaranteed income.

"Doughnut Economic" model arrives in California, Jan 26 [4]

2020[edit | edit source]

Global warming driving California wildfire trends say scientists [5] Sep 25

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California and Oregon 2020 wildfires in maps, graphics and images.[6] Sep 18 ...US news

California wildfires: Smoke turns skies orange.[7] Sep 10

The SEED grows: after 2 years of a basic income experiment, the residents of Stockton, Cal., are on the uplift.[8] Jul 15

Blue-sky thinking: how cities can keep air clean after coronavirus.[9] Jun 7 ...Environment quality news

Eco Vista: Building a Transition Town in a Student Community in California.[10] Apr 20

2019[edit | edit source]

New California legislation passes to benefit Community land trusts.[11] Dec 3

Berkeley becomes first U.S. city to ban natural gas in new homes.[12] Jul 17

How one nonprofit is fighting hunger, food waste, and poverty with kitchen apprenticeships.[13] Jun 3

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Bank On San Francisco: Supporting community financial empowerment.[14] May 1

The next egg: Investing our retirement savings in our local communities.[15] Apr 6 ...Funding community action

Tiny neighborhood libraries worth checking out.[16] Feb 9 ...San Francisco

California's rooftop solar mandate will normalize clean energy, Jan 8 [17]

2018[edit | edit source]

California Ups Its Clean Energy Game With 100% Zero-Carbon Electricity Vote, Aug 29 [18]

How Cooperation Richmond is empowering marginalized communities to build an equitable economy, Mar 15

2017[edit | edit source]

Loconomics Gives Gig Workers an Alternative to Investor-Owned Platforms, Nov 29 [19]

Will Public Banking Bring More Clean Energy Programs to California? Sep 28 [20]

"Santa Monica releases second round of Wellbeing Index findings", Sep 14 [21]

California to pass law setting 100% renewable electricity goal, Aug 31 [22]

Nurses Join Forces With Labor Union to Launch Healthcare Platform Cooperative, Aug 21 [23]

Check Out Toy Cycle, a New Platform for Families to Swap Toys, Aug 7 [24]

Sacramento Nonprofit Sol Collective Uplifts Communities Through Art and Activism, Jun 28 [25]

Bay Area Nonprofit Project Equity Transforms Businesses Into Worker-Owned Cooperatives, Apr 17 [26]

What Would a Community-Owned Food System Look Like? Mar 6 [27]

How Community Members Started a Warming Shelter Program in California, Feb 6 [28]

Cool Block Shows How Neighborhoods Can Create Climate Resilience, Jan 11 [29]

Palo Alto Residents Share Dishware to Reduce Waste, Build Community, Jan 5 [30]

How free solar panels for the poor are ushering California toward a carbon-free future, Jan 2 [31]

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