California http://nhpr.org en California's Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Law http://nhpr.org/post/californias-sustainable-communities-and-climate-protection-law <p></p><p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: Three regions in California recently implemented transportation plans as part of a statewide strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Can you explain?</strong> <em>-- Bill Oakes, Reno, NV</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 31398 at http://nhpr.org California's Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Law Flight of the Living Dead http://nhpr.org/post/flight-living-dead <p>Since 2006, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_collapse_disorder">Colony Collapse Disorder </a>has drastically reduced honey bee populations across North America. In California, there’s another emerging threat to the hive that’s straight out of a B-horror film (see what we did there?), a parasite that’s turning honey bees into mindless automatons, or as they’re being called by some, “zom-bees."&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:20:25 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14063 at http://nhpr.org Flight of the Living Dead Few Answers In Abuse Probes At Homes For Disabled http://nhpr.org/post/few-answers-abuse-probes-homes-disabled Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a sprawling facility of offices, residential buildings and therapy rooms set between a noisy boulevard and a golf course.<p>Some 400 people with developmental disabilities live at Fairview. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:08:00 +0000 3233 at http://nhpr.org Few Answers In Abuse Probes At Homes For Disabled Calif.'s Prescription-Drug Monitoring System Feels Pain From Budget Cuts http://nhpr.org/post/califs-prescription-drug-monitoring-system-feels-pain-budget-cuts This is a story about what can happen when no one is looking. For the patients at Universal Pain Management, a medical clinic in northern Los Angeles County, Dr. Francis Riegler is always looking.<p>Riegler huddles with the clinic's nurse practitioner over a computer printout. The one-page report from the state's drug-tracking system shows that a patient was on the hunt for more Vicodin, a powerful pain reliever that he was already getting from Riegler's clinic.<p>California has the oldest continuous prescription-drug monitoring program in the U.S., dating to 1939. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 07:43:00 +0000 Sarah Varney 3025 at http://nhpr.org Calif.'s Prescription-Drug Monitoring System Feels Pain From Budget Cuts A California Civil War Over Internet Piracy http://nhpr.org/post/california-civil-war-over-internet-piracy There's a civil war going on in California. It's the north vs. the south — Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley. And much like that other American Civil War, there are two different economic worldviews at stake. One of the highest-profile battles was fought last month, when large Internet sites like Wikipedia staged an online blackout to protest anti-piracy bills in Congress.<p>The north won that battle, and for now, the legislation is on hold. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:38:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 2111 at http://nhpr.org A California Civil War Over Internet Piracy