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Struggling bumblebees can thrive in an unlikely place: The city

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Wed, 06/27/2018 - 3:27pm

Imagine you’re a bumblebee queen in England. It’s February and you’ve just woken up from your winter hibernation. You’re hungry, pregnant, and ready to find the most promising spot to start a new colony.

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Our Beef Addiction Has Contributed To Shocking New Deforestation Figures

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Wed, 06/27/2018 - 3:20pm

Enough trees to fill 44 football fields were lost from tropical forests every minute of every day during 2017 as the world racked up its second worst year for global tree cover loss, according to new data from the University of Maryland published by the World Resources Institute.

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Southern California's coastal communities could lose 130 feet of cliffs this century as sea levels rise

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Wed, 06/27/2018 - 2:16pm

It’s not just beaches and sand that are disappearing as the ocean pushes inland. Sea level rise is also eating away at California’s coastal cliffs.

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For PG&E, cutting power could prevent fires and save lives — and costs

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Mon, 06/25/2018 - 6:10pm

Maggie Leavitt loves living in the mountainous backcountry of San Diego County. She could do, however, without the blackouts.

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Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

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Mon, 06/25/2018 - 6:08pm

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc’s move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees.