San Francisco, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today convened leaders from states, cities and provinces from around the world at the inaugural Subnational Clean Energy Ministerial (SubCEM) in San Francisco to highlight regional clean energy and climate action and collaboration. At the event Governor Brown also joined fellow Pacific Coast Collaborative members, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak and officials from major West Coast cities to announce new efforts to reduce emissions and combat climate change and welcomed seven new signatories – including the first state from India – to the Under 2 MOU climate agreement.

Los Angeles, California - Police investigating shooting on UCLA campus, 2 dead:

Chicago, Illinois - Food Tank has hand picked 16 books that educate, inform, and inspire us in a wide range of topics. They highlight the ethics of what we eat and why we choose to eat some things over others, children’s malnutrition, starting your own urban garden, and the forgotten grains of the past.

Stanford, California - “People with disabilities are the ticking time bomb of the electorate.” So says Stanford law researcher Rabia Belt, who has new research on the disenfranchisement of disabled Americans. The intersection of disability and citizenship - in history and in the here-and-now - is, in Belt’s view, part of a great unseen in law and democracy.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Gene transcription is the process by which DNA is copied and synthesized as messenger RNA (mRNA) - which delivers its genetic blueprints to the cell’s protein-making machinery.

Durham, North Carolina - A long line of research links poverty and depression. Now, a study by Duke University scientists shows how biology might underlie the depression experienced by high-risk adolescents whose families are socio-economically disadvantaged.