• Trump plan to reclassify nuclear waste alarms environmental groups

    The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier. The proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy would lower the status of some high-level radioactive waste in several places around the nation, including the Hanford Nuclear Reservation […]

  • Patagonia gives $10 million GOP tax windfall to environmental groups

    Patagonia, the outdoor gear company, is passing along the $10 million it saved from tax cuts to non-profit environmental groups. Corporations received a windfall from the GOP’s sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code last year, which slashed corporate rates from 35 percent, to 21 percent. The California company said Wednesday that the donation is […]

  • Major Solar Facility Approved for Desert East of Coachella Valley

    A solar facility set to occupy more than 3,000 acres east of the Coachella Valley has received final approval from the federal government, the Bureau of Land Management said Thursday. The 500-megawatt Palen Solar Project is slated for construction about 10 miles east of Desert Center, north of Interstate 10, according to the BLM, which […]

  • Starbucks says it will stop offering plastic straws by 2020

    Starbucks says it will eliminate plastic straws from its stores globally by 2020, a nod to the growing push for businesses to be more environmentally friendly. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder. Plastic straws have become one of the biggest targets. […]

  • Reversing Obama’s initiatives, Trump focuses national ocean policy on business

    President Donald Trump has unveiled a new policy that depicts the world’s oceans as a resource ripe for expanded business opportunities, reversing the Obama administration’s emphasis on protecting “vulnerable” marine environments. In issuing an executive order this week, Trump said he was “rolling back excessive bureaucracy” and focusing on “growing the ocean economy.” “From sea to shining […]

  • California Becomes First State to Mandate Solar Panels

    When it comes to environmental issues California likes to lead. Once again the state is making history by becoming the first in the nation to require new homes built after 2020 to have solar panels. The California Energy Commission passed the policy unanimously to reduce greenhouse gases. The commission says in three years this will […]

  • Dr. Edwin Briones – Respiratory Manager and Vascular Access Specialist

    Dr. Ed Briones is an experienced Supervisor with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Mathematical Modeling, Analytical Skills, Requirements Analysis, Credit Analysis, and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). Strong healthcare services professional with a Doctor of Law (J.D.) in progress. Focused in Health Law from William […]

  • Law Will Keep Bump and Grind Closed for Baby Bighorns

    Palm Desert, CA This is peak season for bighorn ewes to have babies. That’s why the top of Mirage Trail better known as the bump and grind is off limits to hikers from February to May for lambing.  "This is when most of the lambs are born … we don’t want them to impact the ewe […]

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