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Obama recalls college-years jog in smoggy L.A. as he lays out new climate-change plan

President Obama declared his new carbon plan “the single most important step” the country can take to fight global climate change as he tried Monday to anticipate and rebut arguments from critics about harm his vision could do to American business.

GMO Foods Could Be Labeled 'Natural' Under Proposed Law

The battle over GMO labeling in Washington, D.C., has taken a substantially darker turn.

To save water, new California homes will have less lawn

The days of expansive lawns carpeting the space around new homes are numbered in California.

The Road of the Future Might Be Made From Plastic Trash

The Pacific Garbage Patch and landfills around the globe are overflowing with plastic waste, and you can circle the earth at the equator at least four times with all the soda and water bottles thrown away every year. But if an experiment from a Netherlands-based company proves successful, there could be a new use for all that plastic trash: road construction.

Picturing the Drought

Documenting the water crisis in the West, a photographer confronts distress, beauty and man’s complicity.

What kind of car is the most green, fuel efficient and budget friendly?

A decade ago, drivers who wanted to go green had little choice beyond Toyota's Prius hybrid.

Water and wildlife may be at risk from fracking's toxic chemicals, panel finds

Hydraulic fracturing uses a host of highly toxic chemicals — the impacts of which are for the most part unknown — that could be contaminating drinking water supplies, wildlife and crops, according to a report released Thursday by a California science panel.

The 97 Percent Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Is Wrong—It’s Even Higher

In May, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver attempted to visually demonstrate what a true debate on climate change should look like. Instead of bringing out one expert on either side of the issue, Oliver brought on set 97 scientists who support evidence that humans are causing global warming to argue with three climate skeptics—“a statistically representative climate change debate,” he said.

World is on a collision course with fossil fuels, Gov. Jerry Brown says

After two days of rubbing shoulders with an international collection of politicians, Gov. Jerry Brown emerged from a climate-change conference here with new partnerships in the fight against global warming.

California residents cut water use by hefty 29% in May, officials say

Drought-weary California received encouraging news Wednesday when officials announced that residential water use had dropped 29% during the month of May -- the first real indication that the state might meet unprecedented conservation reductions imposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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