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Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change

DHANBAD, India — Decades of strip mining have left this town in the heart of India’s coal fields a fiery moonscape, with mountains of black slag, sulfurous air and sickened residents.

But rather than reclaim these hills or rethink their exploitation, the government is digging deeper in a coal rush that could push the world into irreversible climate change and make India’s cities, already among the world’s most polluted, even more unlivable, scientists say.

California leads on climate change, says 50-state tool

California has completed the highest number of goals to prepare for climate change, followed by Massachusetts and New York, according to a first-of-its-kind 50-state tracking tool unveiled Thursday.

Californians make big cuts in water usage, report says

After months of appeals to conserve water, Californians appear to be finally getting the message, making substantial cuts in water consumption in the face of the state's drought.

Cal State Fullerton Is Among Top 10 Solar Campuses

Cal State Fullerton is seventh in a Top 10 ranking of universities across the nation for its use of solar, according to a listing by Energy Digital Magazine. Others on the list included Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the United States Air Force Academy and Arizona State.

China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome

The city of Wuhan is considering building skyscrapers coated with a high-tech substance that can "eat" air pollutants. An artist is offering to suck particulates out of Beijing's dirty skies using a giant vacuum-cleaner-type device and sell jewelry made with the collected contaminants.

Climate Change Will Disrupt Half of North America’s Bird Species, Study Says

The Baltimore oriole will probably no longer live in Maryland, the common loon might leave Minnesota, and the trumpeter swan could be entirely gone.

City programs running in advance of mandatory water cuts

Santa Monica is preparing for mandatory water cuts and officials are hoping a variety of programs will prompt locals to make some water-wise changes in the near future.

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