How far away stars and planets are across the universe

How far away stars and planets are across the universe

With our universe so vast, it’s hard to think about the distance from one object to the next. The closest celestial thing is our own Moon, but even that is about 238,900 miles away. Not very close, right? Let’s explore other objects across our galaxy and how far away they are. What You Need To … Read more

Colorado’s water leader thinks most of the needed Colorado River cuts should be made by Arizona, Nevada and California

The federal demand to use less water is a result of the record-low water levels in Powell and Mead, which provide water and hydroelectric power to millions of people in the West. As these reservoirs drop, they’re getting close to no longer having enough water to make power. Colorado doesn’t use water in Lake Powell … Read more

State first to cover immigrants’ health care | News

SACRAMENTO — California, on Thursday, became the first state to guarantee free health care for all low-income immigrants living in the country illegally, a move that will provide coverage for an additional 764,000 people at an eventual cost of about $2.7 billion a year. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $307.9 billion operating budget that pledges … Read more

California sets nation’s toughest plastics reduction rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Companies selling shampoo, food and other products wrapped in plastic have a decade to cut down on their use of the polluting material if they want their wares on California store shelves. Major passed legislation and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday aims to significantly reduce single-use plastic packaging in … Read more

California’s plastics reduction rules aim to cut down on single-use plastic packaging, drastically boost recycling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Companies selling shampoo, food and other products wrapped in plastic have a decade to cut down on their use of the polluting material if they want their wares on California store shelves. Major passed legislation and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday aims to significantly reduce single-use plastic packaging in the … Read more

California considers using fossil fuels to avoid blackouts during heat waves

Looking to avoid power blackouts, California may turn to the one energy source it’s otherwise desperate to get rid of — fossil fuels. A sweeping energy proposal from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office would put the state in the business of buying power to ensure there’s enough to go around during heat waves that strain the … Read more

Man with monkeypox encourages people to get the vaccine

CNN — Matt Ford edits videos for a living, so it wasn’t a stretch for him to put one together for TikTok. But his latest post wasn’t a crazy dance or a video about how to peel a banana the right way. It’s based on his own experience with monkeypox. His video has been watched … Read more

To avoid blackouts, California may tap fossil fuel plants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Looking to avoid power blackouts, California may turn to the one energy source it’s otherwise desperate to get rid of: fossil fuels. A sweeping energy proposal Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Thursday puts the state in the business of buying power to ensure there’s enough to go around during heat waves that … Read more