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Gas reduction dropped from California climate change bill

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Thu, 09/10/2015 (All day)

Gov. Jerry Brown faced a cascade of setbacks Wednesday as climate change legislation was stripped of his targets for reducing gasoline use, his effort to fix dilapidated roads was delayed, and there was no deal in sight to shore up funding for public healthcare.

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The Sunniest Climate-Change Story You Ever Read

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Thu, 09/10/2015 (All day)

Here on planet Earth, things could be going better. The rise in atmospheric temperatures from greenhouse gases poses the most dire threat to humanity, measured on a scale of potential suffering, since Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany launched near-simultaneous wars of conquest. And the problem has turned out to be much harder to solve.

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Why climate law advocates are watching these black and Latino lawmakers

Published: 
Tue, 09/08/2015 (All day)

The "wanted" poster with pictures of five state lawmakers appeared in the pages of a Spanish-language newspaper in Southern California last week.

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Less water might be plenty for California, experts say, and conservation is only the start

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Tue, 09/08/2015 (All day)

Across California this summer, residents have been racking up water conservation numbers that defy expectations — a 27% reduction in June, followed by 31.3% in July.

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The World Lost Two Portugals’ Worth of Forest Last Year

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Tue, 09/08/2015 (All day)

The demand for beef, soy, and food made with palm oil is driving the devastation contributing to climate change and disappearance of wildlife.