California law will require teacher and state worker pension funds to divest from thermal coal

  • Bill targets state public employees’ and teachers’ pension plans
  • Governor Jerry Brown expected to sign bill into law
  • California lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday requiring the state’s two largest pension plans to divest their holdings in thermal coal as part of a push this legislative session to address climate change.

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    City of Berkeley to require cellphone sellers to warn of possible radiation risks

    Lawmakers vote to highlight the potential dangers of keeping devices close to the body as scientists raise raft of concerns, especially for children

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    Calling sex education an “important public right”, a California judge has created a potentially precedent-setting ruling that enforces state law barring abstinence-based teaching from schools.

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