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ARB Newsclips for April 11, 2014. This is a service of the California Air Resources Board’s Office of Communications. You may need to sign in or register with individual websites to view some of the following news articles. AIR POLLUTION Stench rankles Escondido club neighbors. The agency that acts as the county’s air quality watchdog said Wednesday it will cite the owner of the now defunct Escondido Country Club for creating a public nuisance by spreading chicken manure over several dying fairways, causing a stench that residents and an inspector described as horrible. The owner, Stuck in the Rough LLC, hasn’t watered the course in months and wants to build houses on the site — a plan that has been stymied by the city in response to neighborhood opposition. Posted. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/apr/09/manure-chicke-escondido-country-club/ Appeals court finds EPA carbon decision reasonable. A federal appeals court says the Environmental Protection Agency acted reasonably in deciding not to change the primary air quality standard for carbon monoxide. Three environmental and wildlife organizations want the public health standard toughened. Posted. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_EPA_CARBON_MONOXIDE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT CLIMATE CHANGE UN panel shows who's responsible for CO2 emissions. The U.N.'s expert panel on climate change is preparing a new report this weekend outlining the cuts in greenhouse gases, mainly CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels, required in coming decades to keep global warming in check. Since it's a scientific body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won't tell governments how to divide those emissions cuts — a crunch issue in negotiations on a new climate pact that's supposed to be adopted next year. Posted. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_CLIMATE_EMISSIONS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Other related articles: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/un-panel-shows-whos-responsible-for-co2-emissions/2014/04/11/8e050cee-c184-11e3-9ee7-02c1e10a03f0_story.html http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/11/6316147/un-panel-shows-whos-responsible.html http://www.contracostatimes.com/AP%20Content/ci_25545340/UN-panel-shows-whos-responsible-for http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/04/11/3872051/un-panel-shows-whos-responsible.html#storylink=misearch Temperatures, ozone on the rise again. As temperatures rise, ground level ozone pollution typically returns to the San Joaquin Valley. The National Weather Service in Hanford expects temperatures to remain in the mid 80s until Monday. With no precipitation anticipated within the next week, extreme drought conditions will continue. Posted. http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2014/04/10/3595401/temperatures-ozone-on-the-rise.html?sp=/99/215/167/ http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/04/10/3871310/temperatures-ozone-on-the-rise.html DIESEL EMISSIONS A merger with Port of L.A.? No way, Long Beach officials say. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are like the Coke and Pepsi of U.S. maritime transportation. They seem similar, they dominate the competition but they have a long history of less-than-friendly rivalry. Now, an independent commission's proposal to merge the neighboring harbors is being met with skepticism. Posted. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ports-merger-20140411,0,4795577.story#axzz2yb9J9qAk HIGH-SPEED RAIL California high-speed rail board adopts new business plan. The board that oversees the California High-Speed Rail Authority approved a new business plan to submit to state lawmakers Thursday, reflecting lower revenue projections but leaving the 2028 timeline for finishing the $68 billion bullet train unchanged despite legal setbacks that could cause delays. Posted. http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2014-04-11/california-high-speed-rail-board-adopts-new-business-plan/1776425121320.html http://www.vcstar.com/news/2014/apr/10/high-speed-rail-board-adopts-new-business-plan/#ixzz2yat8hEbc DROUGHT Drought-stricken Southern California could get more water, regulators say. Although recent summer-like temperatures have signaled the California drought is very much still here, Southern California could see a slight increase in water allocations from Northern California by the end of the month, state and federal water regulators said Wednesday. Posted. http://www.dailynews.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419929 FUELS RFA calls CARB’s ILUC analysis out of date. The Renewable Fuels Association has submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board pertinent to CARB’s draft indirect land use change analysis. Geoff Cooper, RFA’s senior vice president, notes in his submission that RFA is greatly concerned by many aspects of the draft. Posted. http://www.ethanolproducer.com/articles/10941/rfa-calls-carbundefineds-iluc-analysis-out-of-date GREEN ENERGY LA leads cities in solar energy production. Los Angeles leads major cities across the nation in the amount of solar energy produced, according to a report released Thursday by the Environment California Research and Policy Center. The report examined the installed solar capacity for 57 U.S. cities. Los Angeles, with 132 megawatts of solar production, topped the list followed by San Diego, which produces 107 megawatts. Posted. http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/04/10/43425/la-leads-cities-in-solar-energy-production/ Zero energy green houses far from a silver bullet in combating carbon emissions. The Honda Smart Home, unveiled last month at UC Davis, is a technical showplace. As a zero net energy house, which produces at least as much energy as it consumes, the home represents the type of construction the state of California is pushing as a tool to control carbon emissions. Posted. http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/11/6314945/zero-energy-green-houses-far.html Shift to green energy will be tiny brake on growth. A radical shift from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy would slow world economic growth by only a tiny fraction every year, a new draft U.N. report on tackling global warming said on Friday. Many governments had complained that an earlier draft was not clear in its estimate of the costs of low-carbon energy, which include solar or wind, nuclear and fossil fuels whose greenhouse gas emissions are captured and buried underground. Posted. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/11/climate-growth-idUSL6N0N335020140411 BLOGS It’s Time for Africa’s Green Revolution, Focused on Corn. I hope you’ll read Tina Rosenberg’s latest Fixes post — “A Green Revolution, This Time for Africa.” The first Green Revolution, in Asia, was centered on rice and wheat. Rosenberg lays out the case for an African focus on corn (known as maize almost everywhere else in the world): The high-yield wheat and rice of the Green Revolution produced dramatic gains in harvests in Asia and Latin America. Posted. http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/10/its-time-for-africas-green-revolution-focused-on-corn/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 Mercedes-Benz cut fleetwide emissions by 4.3 percent last year. Mercedes-Benz says it reduced its fleetwide vehicle emissions by 4.3 percent last year. Of course, the German automaker has another 29 percent to go to meet the European Commission's 2020 mandate. But who's counting? Posted. http://green.autoblog.com/2014/04/11/mercedes-benz-cut-fleetwide-emissions-by-4-3-percent-last-year/ California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips.