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California residents cut water use by hefty 29% in May, officials say

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Thu, 07/02/2015 (All day)

Drought-weary California received encouraging news Wednesday when officials announced that residential water use had dropped 29% during the month of May -- the first real indication that the state might meet unprecedented conservation reductions imposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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It’s Official: New York Fracking Ban Made Final With Release of 43-Page Document

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Tue, 06/30/2015 (All day)

Nearly a year to the day after communities won the right to ban oil and gas development locally, a statewide ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) was made official with the release of a 43-page findings statement that outlines the specific parameters of the state’s ban.

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Supreme Court blocks air pollution rules for power plants

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Mon, 06/29/2015 (All day)

The Supreme Court has blocked Obama administration rules designed to sharply limit the hazardous air pollutants that spew from the nation's power plants.

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L.A. County's plan to capture stormwater could be state model

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Thu, 06/25/2015 (All day)

Amid a worsening drought, California water officials adopted new rules Tuesday aimed at capturing and reusing huge amounts of stormwater that have until now flowed down sewers and concrete rivers into the sea.

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The Church Challenges the State to Take Radical Action on Climate Change

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Wed, 06/24/2015 (All day)

One of the world's biggest religions has joined the global debate about climate change—on the side of the angels. After months of anticipation, Pope Francis on Thursday morning released the official text of “Laudato Si’,” or “Praise Be to You,” his encyclical on reversing climate change.