Alameda County in northern California has now become the sixth county to approve a fracking ban in the state. Source: The County-By-County Fight Against Fracking In California Had A Good Night On Tuesday | ThinkProgress
Linda P.B. Katehi was put on administrative leave pending an independent investigation into a number of possible violations. Source: University of California, Davis, Chancellor Is Removed From Post – The New York Times
Source: UC Davis spent $175,000 to bury search results after cops pepper-sprayed protestors | The Verge
The South Coast Air Quality Management District board also voted to dismiss their longtime executive officer. Source: In One Of The Most Polluted Places In America, Air Quality Board Weakens Pollution Rules | ThinkProgress
Cool roofs offer a salve for hot cities — and the climate, too | Grist.
Booming pot farms are sucking up water from and spilling fertilizers into key salmon waterways. California’s Pot Farms Could Leave Salmon Runs Truly Smoked