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California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees

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Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:03pm

For years, there has been a movement in California to restore floodplains, by moving levees back from rivers and planting trees, shrubs and grasses in the low-lying land between. The goal has been to go back in time, to bring back some of the habitat for birds, animals and fish that existed before the state was developed.

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Ditching plastic straws is a good start, but the world is still buried in garbage

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Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:35pm

Environmentalists praised Starbucks’ announcement this week that it will stop using plastic straws within two years, and it’s indeed a laudable move.

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Surprise! California cracked down on carbon and its economy is still booming

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Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:33pm

The predictions were dire in 2006 when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill audaciously committing the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 in order to combat global warming.

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To save the world's rarest marine mammal, conservationists seek ban on Mexican seafood imports

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Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:28pm

A decade of rescue crusades by conservation groups, hard-core eco-activists and the U.S. Navy have failed to prevent the world’s rarest porpoise from becoming fatally entangled in gill nets set for seafood in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California.

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California slashes emissions, hits major greenhouse gas goal years early

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Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:25pm

In a major win for California’s fight against global warming, the state appears to have hit its first target for cutting greenhouse gases — and it reached the goal early.