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Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General

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Fri, 11/06/2015 (All day)

The New York attorney general has begun an investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how such risks might hurt the oil business.

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Obama says he is rejecting the controversial Keystone oil pipeline

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Fri, 11/06/2015 (All day)

President Obama announced Friday that he is rejecting the controversial Keystone pipeline project because it wouldn’t serve U.S. interests, dismissing its potential economic benefits as insignificant in the long run as he sought to close a long-running chapter in the political fight over global warming.

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From "Smogtown" to a model for the world?

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Wed, 11/04/2015 (All day)

The smell of smog makes me nostalgic. My Proustian madeleine moment is walking down the jet stairs to the tarmac at the Burbank airport on a warm day. That particular whiff of ozone and automobile exhaust combined with vaguely sweet overtones of citrus, chaparral, and hot asphalt gets me every time. I'm a kid again in the 1960s or 1970s, visiting my grandparents in Pasadena, when you couldn't see the San Gabriel Mountains from Vroman's Bookstore, which my grandfather owned and ran with his cousins.

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Beverly Hills water wasters 'should be ashamed,' state regulator says

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Wed, 11/04/2015 (All day)

The city of Beverly Hills and three other water suppliers face financial penalties for falling short of state water conservation mandates, officials said Friday.

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China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks

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Wed, 11/04/2015 (All day)

China, the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gases from coal, has been burning up to 17 percent more coal a year than the government previously disclosed, according to newly released data. The finding could complicate the already difficult efforts to limit global warming.