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Trump Orders FEMA To Cut Off Aid For California Wildfire Recovery

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Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:30pm

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cut off wildfire relief aid for fire-scorched California until state officials “get their act together” and do a better job of managing forests.

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The most exciting corporate sustainability moves of 2018

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Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:55pm

In times of political inaction at the national level in the U.S., people anxious for positive news have been looking to businesses and the corporate sector to step up.

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Will Gavin Newsom change the state’s water course? Fish and farmers will soon find out

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Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:46pm

In the final weeks of Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, his appointees on a state board ordered some powerful water districts to cut their historic river diversions to protect endangered salmon populations.

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Hungry, drought-stricken corner of Pakistan is a land where ‘humans don’t have water to drink’

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Thu, 01/03/2019 - 5:00pm

Abdul Hameed walks along the edge of the Chiltan dam’s dry reservoir to a hut, where he spends his days watching for passing animals that could be threatened by hunters. Lately, the provincial wildlife ranger says, the beasts have been scarce.

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L.A.’s trees are more essential than ever. The city needs to start treating them that way

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Thu, 01/03/2019 - 5:57pm

While bird lovers, environmentalists and poets have long put a high value on trees, the hard-nosed number crunchers in government have not. Trees have often been treated as merely aesthetic enhancements. Nice, but not essential. That’s one reason why tree maintenance is among the first government services cut during a recession.