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Recycling centers continue to struggle, driving California recycling rates down

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Wed, 06/21/2017 (All day)

In a state that prides itself as a global leader in protecting the environment, recycling rates for beverage containers have dropped to their lowest point in almost a decade amid the continued closing of centers that pay for bottles and cans and the fallout from changes to California’s recycling program.

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Trump administration backs away from fight over California's power to set rules for cars and trucks

Published: 
Mon, 06/19/2017 (All day)

The Trump administration is backing off its threat to revoke California’s unique authority to set its own tough pollution standards for cars and trucks — rules that have become a crucial tool for states to combat climate change without help from Washington.

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Bummer: Report card says some Southern California beaches might make you sick

Published: 
Mon, 06/19/2017 (All day)

Heavy rains last winter poured billions of gallons of polluted runoff into the ocean, significantly increasing health risks at many Southern California beaches, according to Heal the Bay’s annual beach report card.

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Chinese climate officials let loose on President Trump as Jerry Brown concludes visit

Published: 
Wed, 06/14/2017 (All day)

Chinese officials had been avoiding attacks on President Trump for pulling the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, opting instead for oblique references to “global cooperation.”

Not anymore.

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Germany, California to tackle climate change together

Published: 
Wed, 06/14/2017 (All day)

Germany is teaming up with California to cooperate on tackling climate change following the U.S. government's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement.