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Bay Area cities sue major oil companies over climate change

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Wed, 09/20/2017 - 5:50am

San Francisco and Oakland are suing to get five oil companies, including San Ramon-based Chevron, to pay for the cost of protecting the Bay Area from rising sea levels and other effects of global warming.

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The US And Syria Are Now The Only Countries To Reject The Paris Climate Accord

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Wed, 09/20/2017 - 1:34am

Nicaragua, one of only two countries to initially reject the Paris climate accord, now plans to sign the agreement.

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Trump may strip protections from 10 national monuments

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Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:02pm

The Trump administration’s plan for shrinking and diminishing protections at America’s national monuments appears far more expansive than previously reported, targeting 10 of the nation’s most ecologically sensitive landscapes and marine preserves.

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Will the Southland wind up holding much of the $17-billion bill for the delta water tunnels?

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Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:54pm

Some of the state’s biggest water districts are about to make their opening moves in a financial chess game that ultimately could saddle the Southland with much of the bill for re-engineering the failing heart of California’s water system.

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Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show

Published: 
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:04am

Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, adding to experts’ fears that microplastics are becoming ubiquitous in the environment and finding their way into the food chain via the salt in our diets.