Americans connect extreme heat and climate change to their health, a survey finds

From higher electricity bills to worsened health, more than half of Americans have felt the impacts of extreme heat, according to a new survey released by NPR, Harvard University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. That percentage is even higher in California, where heat was the top climate impact, reported by 71% of those surveyed.

Assemblywoman Luz Rivas Introduces the California Seabed Mining Prevention Act to Protect Our Oceans from Deep Sea Mining

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1832, known as the California Seabed Mining Prevention Act, at a virtual rally alongside the bill’s co-sponsors, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Surfrider Foundation, along with dozens of supporters.

Assemblymembers Luz Rivas, Mark Stone, and Cottie Petrie-Norris Introduce Legislation to Ban Single-Use Vapes and Tobacco Filters

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1690 at a virtual press conference alongside the bill’s joint authors, Assemblymembers Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) and Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Irvine), and its sponsor, the National Stewardship Action Council. AB 1690 prohibits the sale of single-use vapes and tobacco filters found in cigarettes and cigars to result in the use of less wasteful alternatives.

Following the United Nations’ COP26 Climate Change Conference, Assemblymembers Luz Rivas, Lisa Calderon, Chris Ward, and Senator Dave Cortese Commit to Introduce Legislation on Climate Change Education

SACRAMENTO – At the United Nations’ 2021 Climate Change Conference (COP26), Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley), Assemblymember Lisa Calderon (D-Whittier), Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego) learned that the world is surpassing California on climate change education.