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Erin Brockovich Goes After Trump Administration For Chemical Deregulation Plan

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Tue, 02/05/2019 - 4:25pm

Erin Brockovich, known for her environmental and consumer activism, said it was time to “sound the alarm” as the Trump administration considers halting the regulation of two toxic chemicals that are contaminating the tap water of millions of Americans.

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Talks to avoid a messy legal fight over California’s emissions rules appear stalled

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Mon, 02/04/2019 - 5:11pm

Talks between the Trump administration and California over rules requiring automakers to steadily decrease car emissions are no closer to reaching a deal than when they began months ago, setting the stage for a protracted legal battle.

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Tesla's chief financial officer quits as Musk addresses demand questions for its Model 3

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Mon, 02/04/2019 - 5:08pm

Tesla watchers were rocked by another high-level departure Wednesday when the company’s chief financial officer, Deepak Ahuja, announced his retirement at the end of an earnings conference call with analysts.

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Extreme Weather Is Already Breaking Records Around The World In 2019

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Mon, 02/04/2019 - 5:05pm

n just a few weeks’ time, extreme temperatures have smashed records around the world this year, with parts of the Midwestern U.S. seeing the mercury drop as low as minus 38 degrees Fahrenheit as Australia endures triple-digit high temperatures, reigniting concerns about a changing planet.

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The Very High Costs of Climate Risk

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Mon, 02/04/2019 - 4:59pm

Before the catastrophic Camp Fire destroyed Paradise, Calif., the Pacific Gas and Electric Company was worth more than $25 billion. Now its C.E.O. has stepped down and the company, which provides natural gas and electricity to 16 million people in California, has filed for bankruptcy as it confronts billions of dollars in potential liability claims following recent wildfires. It is perhaps not the first bankruptcy in which the changing climate played a role, but it is almost certainly the largest. And no doubt, it won’t be the last.