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We know L.A.'s new recycling program is a fiasco, but how'd it get so screwed up?

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Wed, 01/10/2018 (All day)

When it comes to bureaucratic bungling by school districts, utility companies and City Hall, Los Angeles has always been an Olympic contender.

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Trump plan to expand oil and gas leasing in West draws, for the most part, a big yawn from industry

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Sun, 01/07/2018 (All day)

During his years in the White House, President Obama erected barriers to oil and gas development on the West’s public lands. President Trump, mindful of the energy industry’s view that those rules were too restrictive, has set his sights on dismantling them.

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The delta smelt heads for extinction, marking a half-century of failed California water policy

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Fri, 01/05/2018 (All day)

You might wish you had as much power to affect the environment and the economy as the delta smelt.

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SANTA MONICA CALLS OUT STATE BOARD’S ‘STEALTH ATTEMPT’ TO DELAY RENEWABLE ENERGY CHOICES

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Wed, 01/03/2018 (All day)

Santa Monica has been building momentum on a plan to shift the city’s electricity use to renewable energy sources — an effort that picked up speed last month when City Council members voted to plug into Los Angeles County’s new, government-run alternative energy utility.

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2017 Shatters Records With $306 Billion In Damages From Climate-Linked Disasters

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Mon, 01/08/2018 (All day)

The nation’s third-hottest year on record is now officially its costliest for billion-dollar natural disasters.