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Remarkable dinosaur discoveries under threat with Trump plan to shrink national monument in Utah, scientists say

Published: 
Fri, 10/27/2017 (All day)

The creature looked like a three-ton rhino crossed with a tropical lizard. Ten little horns dangled over its giant forehead like frills on a jester’s cap and two more perched over the eyes. Spikes poked out of each cheek. A blade jutted from its nose.

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PG&E wants ratepayers to pay California wildfire costs

Published: 
Thu, 10/26/2017 (All day)

Fearing billions of dollars in future liability, PG&E has been aggressively urging state regulators to make it easier for the company to charge ratepayers — rather than its shareholders — when its power lines and other electrical equipment cause wildfires.

Top PG&E executives met as recently as last week to lobby officials at the state Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco over the issue, which could arise powerfully in coming months if the utility is found to be responsible for the Wine Country fires, a serious possibility that state regulators are now investigating.

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Air Pollution Kills Millions Each Year. Here’s How Cities Can Fight It.

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Thu, 10/26/2017 (All day)

When a city’s air is dirty, it threatens residents’ health and economic security. This problem is worsening across the globe, and air quality experts say cities owe it to their people to take action.

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The beginning of the end of big, climate-changing power plants in California

Published: 
Tue, 10/24/2017 (All day)

Plans to build a new natural-gas-fueled power plant on the Ventura County coast had been in the works for years, and the project seemed like an all-but-done deal just a few short weeks ago.

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EPA Abruptly Blocks 3 Agency Scientists From Giving Talks On Climate Change

Published: 
Sun, 10/22/2017 (All day)

The Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly barred three agency scientists from giving talks about climate change at a conference in Rhode Island days before they were scheduled to speak.