“The forests are alive. They’re growing and dying and regrowing,” said Michael Wara, director of the climate and energy policy program at Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment. “That’s really different than carbon that was buried 50 million years ago under the earth that we are unearthing and burning. I think it’s not helpful to compare the two. It’s a misdirection.” … [Read more...] about California wildfires emitted a huge amount of carbon dioxide this year. How much of a problem is that?
Under the new order, the state is split into five regions – Southern California, the San Joaquin Valley, Northern California, Greater Sacramento and the Bay Area, which is projected to fall below 15% ICU capacity in mid-to-late December. The other four regions are projected to fall under 15% capacity by early December. … [Read more...] about Newsom Announces Regional Stay-At-Home Order As California Faces Acute Shortage Of ICU Beds
The nation’s largest county with about 10 million residents recorded its highest daily total of cases Tuesday with more than 7,500 and on Wednesday fell just shy of 6,000, still one of the highest to date. The county’s caseload has gone up 225% over three weeks in November, which was reflected in one steep and consistent line rising on a graph used at her briefing. … [Read more...] about California Reports More Than 20,000 New Coronavirus Cases Wednesday
Despite nationwide shortages, the department was generally able to get personal protective equipment. It included more than 752,000 cloth face coverings made by the California Prison Industry Authority, half of which were distributed to inmates and employees by April 9, the inspectors found. … [Read more...] about California Inspector Says Lax Prison Enforcement Increased Coronavirus Risk
The region averaged nearly 1,600 new cases per day for the week that ended Nov. 29, an increase of more than 33% over the previous week, according to a Chronicle data analysis. The Bay Area set an ignominious record in November, averaging 1,158 new cases a day, an average that increased to 1,500 a day over the last two weeks of the month. That’s compared to 480 new cases a day in October. The previous high for a month was 1,061 per day in August. … [Read more...] about Newsom to impose new stay-at-home orders in California’s hardest-hit areas