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Frayed Wires: As California enters a brave new energy world, can it keep the lights on?

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Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:39pm

Gretchen Bakke thinks a lot about power—the kind that sizzles through a complex grid of electrical stations, poles, lines and transformers, keeping the lights on for tens of millions of Californians who mostly take it for granted.

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Oceans had their hottest year on record in 2018 as global warming accelerates

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Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:36pm

Earth’s oceans had their warmest year on record in 2018, a stark indication of the enormous amount of heat being absorbed by the sea as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, scientists reported Wednesday.

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EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler Downplays Climate Threat At Testy Confirmation Hearing

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Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:32pm

Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist chosen by President Donald Trump to serve as the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator, downplayed the threat of climate change at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

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Are We Living Through Climate Change’s Worst-Case Scenario?

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Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:14pm

The year 2018 was not an easy one for planet Earth.

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New U.S. Oil And Gas Drilling To Unleash 1,000 Coal Plants’ Worth Of Pollution By 2050

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Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:11pm

Amid mounting calls to phase out fossil fuels in the face of rapidly worsening climate change, the United States is ramping up oil and gas drilling faster than any other country, threatening to add 1,000 coal plants’ worth of planet-warming gases by the middle of the century, according to a report released Wednesday.