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L.A. will add bike and bus lanes, cut car lanes in sweeping policy shift

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Tue, 08/11/2015 (All day)

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a sweeping transportation plan that calls for the addition of hundreds of miles of new bicycle lanes, bus-only lanes and other road redesigns over the next 20 years.

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The Price of Climate Change: Wildfires Are Burning Through the National Forest Budget

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Thu, 08/06/2015 (All day)

Climate change is here. “We can see it, and we can feel it,” as President Obama said recently.

The U.S. Forest Service is feeling it especially lately. For the first time in its 110-year history, the agency is spending more of its budget on fighting wildfires than on all its other services combined.

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Drought now Californians' top concern, poll finds

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Thu, 08/06/2015 (All day)

Concern over California’s drought is “extremely high and intensifying,” as a majority of state residents now believe global warming has contributed to the crisis, according to polling data released this week.

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Californians cut water usage by 27% in June, but officials remain wary

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Thu, 08/06/2015 (All day)

Despite record heat, drought-conscious Californians managed to slash urban water use by 27% in June and demonstrated once again that they were on track to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's historic 25% conservation order, state water officials said Thursday.

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Obama recalls college-years jog in smoggy L.A. as he lays out new climate-change plan

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Mon, 08/03/2015 (All day)

President Obama declared his new carbon plan “the single most important step” the country can take to fight global climate change as he tried Monday to anticipate and rebut arguments from critics about harm his vision could do to American business.