Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order blocking enforcement of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan:

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State and its implementing partner, IREX, have selected 36 colleges and universities across the United States to host the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders this summer. These outstanding institutions have designed academic programs that will challenge, inspire, and empower 1,000 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa who have proven records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, and communities.

Washington, DC - Under the President’s leadership, we have turned our economy around and created 14 million jobs. Our unemployment rate is below five percent for the first time in almost eight years. Nearly 18 million people have gained health coverage as the Affordable Care Act has taken effect. And we have dramatically cut our deficits by almost three-quarters and set our Nation on a more sustainable fiscal path.

Los Angeles, California - Purity is the moral foundation that drives people apart – and a glue that keeps them together, a new study shows.

Los Angeles, California - A UCLA-led study examining whether plant species in California have shifted to higher elevations, possibly in response to climate change, discovered that non-native plants are moving fastest, altering and potentially damaging ecosystems.

Washington, DC - Today in Montreal, the U.S. and 22 other countries reached agreement on the first-ever global carbon standards for commercial aircraft. When fully implemented, the standards are expected to reduce carbon emissions more than 650 million tons between 2020 and 2040, equivalent to removing over 140 million cars from the road for a year. These technology standards, agreed to at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations with 191 member countries, will apply to aircraft manufacturers once formally adopted by the ICAO Council.