California governor signs law mandating vaccines for all kindergarteners

June 30, 2015 by  
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California Governor Jerry Brown signed the controversial mandatory vaccination bill into law today, June 30, making California only the third state in the nation to enact such legislation.“The science is clear,” Brown wrote in his signing statement, “that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases.” By adopting this bill as state law, California becomes the state with the toughest mandatory vaccine legislation on the books. The law effectively bans religious and philosophical exemptions for childhood vaccines for any child who enters public school in the state, beginning with kindergarten. Children currently enrolled in public schools who have an exemption on file will be grandfathered in until they reach the 7th grade, at which time they will be required to catch up with the state-mandated vaccination schedule. The two other (and much smaller) states with similar laws are Mississippi and West Virginia. Via  Inhabitots Image via Shutterstock Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: banning personal and religious vaccine exemptions , California , california state assembly , children’s health , governor jerry brown , mandatory vaccinations , mandatory vaccines , mandatory vaccines for children , mandatory vaccines for school attendance , medical decisions for children , parental rights , SB277

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Don’t Leave Home Without This Green Camping Gear

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If you spend any time camping in the outdoors, chances are you’re going to be passionate about protecting it. While camping isn’t necessarily a high carbon footprint activity, there are still ways to minimize your environmental impact even more…

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Why Proterra’s CEO foresees a ‘perfect’ market for electric buses

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Ryan Popple shares how the maker of electric battery-powered transit buses can double its manufacturing run, thanks to a fresh $55 million.

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KAYIWA DINO is a 3D-printed, modular clothes rack that reinvents storage

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Just when you thought that clothing racks are to remain forever mundane, KAYIWA excavates the DINO. During the last decade, 3D printing technology advanced considerably, which allowed the DINO concept to be properly realized. Like all KAYIWA products, this clothes rack blurs the line between design and art. Suspended along an electro-polished stainless steel bar between spacers, hangers stay neat and organized to smoothly swing forward and back and/or move side-to-side for efficient hanging or removal of clothing. Hangers can be made in varying heights, to leave hanging space for long coats or to make them easy to reach for children or wheelchair users. Moreover, hangers can be loaded onto the bar in any order, according to the customer’s preference, to optimize the way they will be used. + Kayiwa The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed coat rack , 3d printed modular design , 3D printing , green design , Kayiwa , Kayiwa coat rack , modern coat rack , modular coat rack , modular design , reader submission

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Ford’s new Peer-2-Peer car sharing will let you rent your car to other drivers

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Ford has announced the start of the new Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing program that will give customers the ability to rent their financed vehicles to other drivers. The new car sharing program is part of Ford’s Smart Mobility plan that was introduced earlier this year and will give owners the ability to offset some of their vehicle’s monthly costs. Ford Smart Mobility is the company’s plan to deliver the next level in connectivity, mobility and autonomous vehicles. Read the rest of Ford’s new Peer-2-Peer car sharing will let you rent your car to other drivers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Car Sharing , easycar Club , ebike , electric bike , ford , Ford Smart Mobility Plan , Getaround , green car , green transportation , MoDe: Flex , Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing , urban planning

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How one app fed almost 600,000 homeless people

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Click here to view the embedded video. A simple lunch with a homeless vet forever changed the life of Komal Ahmad, who was then a student at University of California, Berkeley and is now a CEO. Ahmad was walking near campus a few years ago when a homeless man asked her for money. She bought him lunch instead. The meeting left a deep impact, so she soon devised, along with classmate Chloe Tsang, a way to get campus food waste onto the plates of local people who were going hungry . Her initiative sparked food waste “forwarding” programs on other campuses and inspired an app that has fed almost 600,000 people in the San Francisco Bay area alone. Read the rest of How one app fed almost 600,000 homeless people Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chloe Tsang , donation app , feeding america , feeding forward , feeding forward app , food waste , food waste donation , Komal Ahmad , uc berkeley , wasted food

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Foster + Partners picked to design an exciting new transport hub in Wales

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Tesla’s newest Superchargers are lighter, faster, and cooled by liquid

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Click here to view the embedded video. In the never-ending quest for technological advancement, Tesla has started rolling out the newest version of its Supercharger stations , which have a handful of obvious differences from the previous models. By far, the “coolest” new feature is the liquid-based cooling system, which keeps the Supercharger’s temperature close to ambient, up to and including the charging cable itself. The previous versions were air-cooled, but the chillier liquid model allows the Supercharger to be smaller, lighter, and possibly produce a faster charge. Read the rest of Tesla’s newest Superchargers are lighter, faster, and cooled by liquid Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric cars , electric vehicles , elon musk , green cars , liquid-cooled superchargers , more efficient superchargers , new version supercharges , Superchargers , tesla , Tesla charging station , Tesla Model X , tesla model-s

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Protected mangroves off the coast of Miami razed for a boat show

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Wetlands and mangroves along much of the Gulf Coast are vital coastal ecosystems that also defend against sea level rise and storm surges . For decades these wetlands have been under attack from coastal development and the oil and gas industry, which is why large swathes are now protected. All of this makes it all the more baffling that a private contractor has destroyed a 300-foot stretch of mangrove trees near Miami as part of preparations for the 2016 Miami International Boat Show , yet Mayor Tomas Regalado appears largely unconcerned. Read the rest of Protected mangroves off the coast of Miami razed for a boat show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bay biscayne , envrionmental destruction , florida keys , hurricane season , international boat show , miami marine stadium , protected mangroves , sea level rise , wetlands destruction , wetlands ecosystem , wetlands loss

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DIY: How to sew your own (adorable) upcycled picnic blanket

June 30, 2015 by  
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