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What John Cox doesn’t want to talk about in his race for California governor

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Mon, 07/23/2018 - 3:20pm

During his final two terms as California governor, Democrat Jerry Brown has made climate change his signature issue: He led delegations to United Nations conferences in Paris and Bonn. Last year, he pushed through a decade extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Threatened species could lose habitat protections under Department of the Interior proposal

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Mon, 07/23/2018 - 3:16pm

The Department of the Interior announced Thursday controversial plans to roll back core provisions of the Endangered Species Act, a move aimed at reducing the burdens of such safeguards on landowners, industry and governments.

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In India, Summer Heat May Soon Be Literally Unbearable

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Fri, 07/20/2018 - 4:56pm

On a sweltering Wednesday in June, a rail-thin woman named Rehmati gripped the doctor’s table with both hands. She could hardly hold herself upright, the pain in her stomach was so intense. 

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Five years after a massive fire near Yosemite, political 'miracle' erodes as Trump demands more logging

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Fri, 07/20/2018 - 4:53pm

The Rim fire in 2013 brought devastation to a vast swath of Sierra Nevada forests west of Yosemite National Park. But the third largest wildfire in state history also seemed to have worked a political miracle, at least for a while.

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Climate change has come to your neighborhood, and the sizzle may never subside

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Fri, 07/20/2018 - 4:44pm

A colleague once observed, many years ago, that California has two seasons.