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Carbon in atmosphere is rising, even as emissions stabilize

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Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:05pm

On the best days, the wind howling across this rugged promontory has not touched land for thousands of miles, and the arriving air seems as if it should be the cleanest in the world.

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Trump administration kills push to ban bottled water in national parks

Published: 
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:56am

The Trump administration’s latest environmental rollback is an unusual one, but with a familiar feature: It benefits big business.

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Power grid operator offers alternatives to natural gas plant but at higher cost

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Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:38am

The manager of California’s electric grid told state regulators that clean energy could be substituted for a proposed natural gas plant in Ventura County but at a higher cost.

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Will a trade fight with Asia sabotage the U.S. solar industry? That may be up to Trump

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Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:10pm

President Trump’s most useful ally in his push to restore the dominance of coal, oil and gas in America could ultimately turn out to be a pair of bankrupt solar firms seeking help from the federal government getting back on their feet.

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Jerry Brown talks a green game. So why isn't California tougher on these polluters?

Published: 
Sat, 08/12/2017 - 1:16pm

Do regulators in California have your back when utilities or industries run amok, or when there’s a threat to public health in your neighborhood?