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Cities, states and businesses want to cancel out Trump's climate rollbacks. But how much pollution can they actually cut?
Two years ago, California and the federal government were close partners in the battle against climate change.
Even without the Trump administration, the U.S. is upholding its commitment to the Paris climate agreement
Rampant wildfires in the West, record high temperatures in the Arctic Circle, severe hurricanes in the Atlantic and the Pacific: Unless we reduce greenhouse gases now, these kinds of destructive “natural” disasters will only get worse.
Jerry Brown may not be the ultimate climate crusader, but he's a lot closer than most politicians
Gov. Jerry Brown is unquestionably one of America’s most outspoken climate warriors. Yet in his own state, activists protest that he’s an overrated slacker. That’s quintessential left-coast California.
Can climate-friendly cuisine help save the planet? Welcome to Zero Foodprint week
No one was surprised that the cows were a major culprit. But quail eggs? That was unexpected.
6 Photos That Show Just How Ridiculous Plastic Packaging Has Become
We know the drill ― our rivers and oceans are overwhelmed by plastic and it’s ending up in animals’ stomachs, in our drinking water and even in the air we breathe.
How far can California push the nation — and the world? Jerry Brown's climate summit may provide the answer
Even as California forged its own path for years to battle global warming, pressing forward whether Washington agreed or not, skeptics have persistently scolded that it is just a state — it can’t set policy for the nation, much less the world. If California ever had a moment to prove them wrong, it is now. At the
Until California curbs its oil refineries, it won't meet its climate goals
While Gov. Jerry Brown and other California leaders bask under an international spotlight at this week’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, there is one highly relevant topic they’re not likely to bring up: oil refineries. That’s because refineries are crucially absent from California’s climate change strategy
At Jerry Brown's climate summit, one deadline will overshadow all the others
The political leaders coming from around the world for Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate action summit this week will grapple with a lot of urgent deadlines to drive down emissions, but one date is especially exasperating. It is 2035 — the year advocates aim to kill off production of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles. Keeping
California to rely on 100% clean electricity by 2045 under bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown
All of California’s electricity will come from clean power sources by 2045 under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, the latest in a series of ambitious goals set by the state to combat the effects of climate change.
A different kind of climate summit comes to San Francisco
The international effort to fight climate change is about to get injected with a bit of Hollywood flash, a lot of Wall Street green and a considerable dose of cheerleading rather than dry treaty negotiations.