Paris, France - On his third full day in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and joined China's top climate change official Xie Zhenhua and France's Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Ségolène Royal at events highlighting California's international partnerships and climate leadership.

Stanford, California - Annual global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels could drop slightly in 2015, according to a report from the Global Carbon Project led by a Stanford University researcher. This surprising result contrasts with the rapid growth in emissions before 2014, underlining the need for action to stabilize and permanently lower global CO2 emissions, the researchers conclude.

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "The last thing Americans should have to do, over the holidays or any day, is comfort the families of people killed by gun violence -- people who woke up in the morning and bid their loved ones goodbye with no idea it would be for the last time.

Washington, DC - Myths and Facts: Resettling Syrian Refugees:

Berkeley, California - Since Uber, and then Lyft, came onto the ride-hailing scene in 2009 and 2012, respectively, the companies have extolled the environmental virtues of their services, claiming that their use reduces personal car ownership and the number of cars on the road.

Washington, DC - Stress: What does it feel like to you? Maybe like pressure from multiple directions, trying to push and pull and twist you all at once? If so, you’ve described it the same way engineers describe stress on a solid object and a team including scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has taken a major step toward measuring it usefully in cutting-edge materials.