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News Release | CALPIRG | COVID-19

California needs to do 3 times more COVID-19 testing, earns an F on scorecard

With COVID-19 spreading widely in California, advocacy group CALPIRG released a scorecard that gives California an “F” for still not doing enough testing. According to a Brown University School of Public Health model, California needs to do over three times more testing than it’s doing now.

News Release | CALPIRG Education Fund | COVID-19

Report: Nursing homes nationwide cope with huge staff shortages

More than 3,000 U.S. nursing homes last month had a shortage of nurses, aides or doctors, the nadir for a crippling problem that started last May.

News Release | CALPIRG

Statement: President Biden to make important strides in climate action

WASHINGTON -- President Joseph Biden released a far-reaching plan Wednesday that outlined the actions his administration will take to tackle climate change both domestically and internationally. With the scientific target squarely in focus -- reaching net zero emissions by 2050 in order to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius -- the new administration laid out elements of a roadmap for the nation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in sectors across society, from agriculture to manufacturing. 

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Tips, Solid Waste

New study details how much families can save when they repair electronics

With home electronics in heavy use during the ongoing pandemic, CALPIRG released a report Wednesday detailing just how much families can save by repairing electronic products instead of replacing them.

News Release | CALPIRG | COVID-19, Public Health

It’s too soon to cancel regional stay-at-home orders

California Gov. Gavin Newsom cancelled the regional stay-at-home orders Monday, returning the state to its previous color-coded tiered system of restrictions based on county COVID-19 data.

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