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‘These Storms Are Just Crazy’: Craft Beer Brewers Feel Effects Of Climate Change
Hurricane Irene’s march through Vermont’s Mad River Valley in 2011 tore down bridges and turned roads to rubble in towns like Waterbury. The storm littered businesses and city offices with debris and sewage, and damaged close to 100 homes.
Trump's best decision so far: Doubling down on banning elephant trophies
It’s astonishing how quickly a horrendous decision by the Department of the Interior to allow the import of elephant trophies into the U.S. got, rightly, stopped in its tracks.
Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline after years of controversy
Following years of political controversy that demanded the attention of two presidents, the Nebraska Public Service Commission on Monday declared that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline was in the public interest but the 275-mile route it approved through the state was not the one preferred by TransCanada, the pipeline
Bike, Car or Train: Which Commute Has the Worst Air Pollution?
The traffic in the Bay Area regularly ranks among the nation’s worst — and sitting in traffic isn’t just irritating; there’s some downright unhealthy stuff in that air you’re breathing.
Scientists aim to fight climate change with super plants
Ever since humans first walked the earth, we have relied on plants for our survival.
Trump's environmental rollbacks hit California hard, despite Sacramento's resistance
When 50,000 acre-feet of water went gushing out of the Sacramento River last month, it fast became a test of California’s ability to protect its environmental policies from an increasingly hostile Trump administration.
‘Not about polar bears, but people.’ Latino lawmakers shift focus on climate change
State Sen. Ricardo Lara’s environmental awakening came when he left home and realized he didn’t have to shut his windows to avoid the dirty air.
Tesla unveils electric truck with 500-mile range — and teases a new sports car
Elon Musk unveiled the new Tesla Semi on Thursday night — and surprised everybody with a working prototype of a new Roadster sports car whose purpose, he said, is to “give a hard-core smackdown to gasoline cars.”
Keystone pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota
TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators reported Thursday.
Culver City Could Add 30 New Oil Wells and Allow Fracking Under New Proposal
Environmentalists and local activists are protesting a proposal by Culver City to allow up to 30 new oil wells to be drilled in the next 15 years. Even more controversially, the city's proposed regulations would allow for fracking and other forms of well stimulation.