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Climate scientists see alarming new threat to California

Published: 
Tue, 12/05/2017 (All day)

California could be hit with significantly more dangerous and more frequent droughts in the near future as changes in weather patterns triggered by global warming block rainfall from reaching the state, according to new research led by scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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How a bankruptcy filing shielded a big coal company from California's climate-change lawsuits

Published: 
Thu, 12/28/2017 (All day)

Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest private-sector coal company, joined several of its fellow coal producers in bankruptcy in 2016. Its main goal was to wriggle out from under more than $10 billion in debt it had incurred to expand, even as demand was sharply falling.

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L.A. weighs a plan to allow denser developments near Expo Line stations

Published: 
Sun, 11/26/2017 (All day)

Ridership on the $2-billion Expo Line has doubled since service began to the Westside 18 months ago, but the route would be an even better public investment if more Angelenos lived and worked near Metro stations, Los Angeles officials say.

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California Supreme Court rules for farmworkers, and upholds binding mediation

Published: 
Mon, 11/27/2017 (All day)

California’s highest court decided unanimously Monday that farmers may have a labor contract imposed on them if negotiations with a union fail to produce an agreement.

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Downtown L.A. records hottest Thanksgiving since 1877

Published: 
Fri, 11/24/2017 (All day)

Thanksgiving heat wave stretched across Southern California on Thursday, with downtown Los Angeles hitting 92 degrees.