Hamid Torabzadeh, who runs a Red Cross program that helps prepare teens for potential climate disasters, was one of just six people honored with the award.
Diana Michaelson was a driving force behind the student-led climate change policy adopted by the LBUSD, and now, her work is being recognized internationally.
New initiatives have been added to California’s draft scoping plan, including climate-friendly homes, offshore wind and cleaner airplane fuels.
California is facing its highest chance of blackouts this year as a brutal heat wave continues to blanket the state with triple-digit temperatures.
The Clean Shipping Act, introduced by Congressman Alan Lowenthal, would set stricter carbon emission standards for fuels used by ships.
He also wants to establish a permitting policy for projects that would remove carbon dioxide from the air and put into law the state’s 2045 carbon neutrality goal as well as a ban on new oil wells within 3,200 feet of homes and schools.
A ton of methane is 83 times worse for the climate than a ton of carbon dioxide, when compared over twenty years.
The California Air Resources Board’s draft of its ambitious proposal, called a scoping plan, outlines policies that focus on reducing reliance on oil, capturing carbon dioxide emitted by industries and increasing dependence on renewable power sources, such as wind, solar and electric cars.
The Long Beach program will be open to residents between the ages of 16 and 30, and will pay approximately 380 program participants between $16 and $27 an hour.
Mayor Robert Garcia proposed the program after the Big City Mayor’s Coalition, a group of mayors from California’s 13 biggest cities, successfully lobbied Gov. Gavin Newsom to include funding for climate change in the 2021 state budget.