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Climate Change Triggered Another Year of Extremes in the Arctic

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Wed, 12/16/2015 (All day)

Rising global temperatures due to the burning of fossil fuels continue to transform the Arctic faster than any other region on Earth, according to a report released Tuesday by an international team of scientists.

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A Climate Deal, 6 Fateful Years in the Making

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Tue, 12/15/2015 (All day)

It took almost two weeks for negotiators from 195 countries to finally pass the landmark climate accord this weekend after several espresso-fueled all-nighters and long, passionate debates over the meaning of a single word, such as “shall.”

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China, U.S. relationship key in climate agreement

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Tue, 12/15/2015 (All day)

Even as smog levels in Beijing often turn the sky a smoky gray, one thing was clear at the global climate change talks in Paris: China, once a laggard, emerged as a key player in the battle to help avert the worst effects of global warming.

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GOP members blame Sen. Feinstein for blocking drought language

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Tue, 12/15/2015 (All day)

Debate over a plan to address California’s drought continued Friday as the Republicans in the state's delegation held a news conference blaming Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for not supporting their bid to insert the plan into a must-pass spending bill.

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The Port of L.A. rolled back measures to cut pollution -- during its 'green' expansion

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Tue, 12/15/2015 (All day)

Shortly after the Port of Los Angeles agreed to require air quality improvements at one of its busiest terminals seven years ago, top port officials privately began rolling back pollution-cutting measures they promised, government records obtained by The Times show.