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Big polluters get help from the state, renewing doubts about California’s climate goals

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Thu, 12/20/2018 - 4:41pm

State authorities this week delivered on a controversial deal struck last year that handed oil companies and other major polluters a multimillion-dollar windfall.

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Starting in 2020, all new homes in California must come with solar panels. Builders are getting ready

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Sun, 12/16/2018 - 3:39pm

When Irvine-based City Ventures started sticking solar panels on all of its homes six years ago, the builder emerged as a front-runner in the race toward energy-efficient home building. Soon it will be joined on the track by every developer in California.

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Let's hold the 2020 presidential candidates accountable on climate change

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Sun, 12/16/2018 - 3:35pm

The idea that we’re about to enter into 23 consecutive months of presidential campaigning is almost literally unbearable. And not just because it means endless dumb takes on Beto vs. Bernie vs. Biden. It’s unbearable because we need the time for other things.

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Congress passes farm bill, stripped of conservative priorities

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Sun, 12/16/2018 - 3:27pm

Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a five-year farm bill after removing conservative priorities that had stalled negotiations, including stricter work requirements for people receiving food benefits and a provision allowing more tree-cutting in federal forests as President Trump proposed in the wake of California’s wildfires.

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BEHIND ‘FAST FASHION’ BRANDS ARE UNDERPAID GARMENT WORKERS IN SWEATSHOP CONDITIONS

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Sun, 12/16/2018 - 3:22pm

Lured by the promise of a restaurant job paying $1,000 a month, Yeni Dewi travelled to the United States on a tourist visa in 2013. Once here, she was forced to work as domestic help at a house in Sherman Oaks.