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The Radical Plan to Cool Down LA as the World Heats Up

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Sat, 08/12/2017 - 1:13pm

It’s barely 10 a.m. on an August day in Hollywood, and the heat is already becoming oppressive. The temperature’s only in the mid-80s, but in the direct sun it feels hotter—and it’s getting worse by the minute. Part of the reason is the ground. The black asphalt of this side street off Sunset Boulevard is sucking up the sun and radiating its heat back out. An infrared thermometer shows the surface temperature to be 112 degrees. By mid-day, it’ll rise above 150.

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Will Other States Join California's International Climate Pact?

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Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:59pm

The same day President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate agreement, the governors of New York, California, and Washington announced a domestic effort to combat global warming, the U.S. Climate Alliance. Though the group’s exact plans are still unclear, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defiantly declared that it would uphold the terms reached in Paris, “regardless of [Trump’s] irresponsible actions.”

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Just How Far Can California Possibly Go on Climate?

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Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:20am

Over the past decade, California has passed a sweeping set of climate laws to test a contentious theory: that it’s possible to cut greenhouse gas emissions far beyond what any other state has done and still enjoy robust economic growth.

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Severe, chronic flooding will devastate California coast as sea levels rise, experts say

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Tue, 07/25/2017 - 10:09am

As glaciers melt amid the heat of a warming planet, scientists predict that coastal communities in the United States could eventually experience flooding from higher tides.

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Al Gore continues his mission to save the planet in 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'

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Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:53pm

Given that the biggest climate news of the past year has been the decision to pull the United States out of the landmark Paris global climate accord, it may seem as if the most inconvenient aspect of the new "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" documentary is its timing.

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