Study Links E-Cigs to Tobacco Use in Teens
State lawmakers are reviewing a slew of smoking-related bills today during a special session on health. Among them is a bill that would regulate e-cigarettes the same as tobacco. The debate comes on the heels of another study saying e-cigs may be linked to tobacco use.
Drought Costs Agriculture Industry, But Can't Stop Growth
California's farm economy is continuing to grow, despite the drought. That's according to a new study from Richard Howitt, farm economist at University of California, Davis. He says farmers are relying on groundwater and have seen record harvests for tomatoes and almonds. The drought will cost California agriculture about $1.8 billion, but that's a small fraction of the state's $46 billion farm economy.
Cap and Trade Program Funds Offset Projects Far Outside of State
This November, large polluters under California's cap-and-trade program will disclose more information about how they're reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or are accounting for their emissions. One way to comply is by paying for other projects to reduce emissions. These offset projects can be anything from forests to animal farms, and not always where you'd expect to find them.