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Multimedia Producer, Climate Watch
As the multimedia producer for Climate Watch, Gretchen reports and produces radio stories, creates web features, and writes regularly for the Climate Watch blog. She has reported for Climate Watch from the Bay Area, Yosemite, and Lake Tahoe, as well as from the Southwest, the Arctic Circle, and Mexico. In her past life, Gretchen led wilderness expeditions in Australia and Alaska as an adventure travel guide, wrote for The Boston Globe, and was laid off by three dot-coms in two years. She grew up in a small city north of Boston and still can't decide which coast is home. Gretchen holds a BA in Anthropology from Yale and a MA in Journalism from NYU.
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Stories (24 archives)
For his very first trip out of state as governor, Jerry Brown traveled to Las Vegas for the National Clean Energy Summit.
A new survey finds support for new nuclear power plants in California at an all-time low. The survey found three-quarters of voters believe climate change is a serious threat to the state's economy, and most believe renewable energy efforts will create jobs.
A new kind of automobile insurance has just become legal in California. "Pay as You Drive" coverage is more closely tied to the number of miles a driver travels than older plans. Environmentalists hope it will give people a positive incentive to leave their cars at home.
Despite their eco-conscious reputation, nine out of 10 Bay Area residents commute by car. A new report from the Brookings Institution says public transit is actually pretty good, yet even with huge investments in transit, ridership numbers haven't changed much over the years.
It's the law -- California's utilities must provide one third of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2020. But now that Governor Jerry Brown has put his signature on the dotted line, the next question is where will the money come from to make the mandate reality?