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Human-Caused Climate Change Gets Personal

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Wed, 07/20/2016 (All day)

Activists wanting to solve the crisis of human-caused climate change face a serious dilemma.  The threat appears neither close enough to get our sustained attention, nor distant enough to postpone doing something about it now. There’s a corollary problem: it’s too big a situation for my behavior to impact, but it is too critical to ignore.

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California's key climate change program aims for new life

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Mon, 07/18/2016 (All day)

In advance of a political showdown in the state Legislature, Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration made its first formal effort Tuesday to extend the life of the program central to California’s bid to combat climate change.

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Canadian Company Turns Air Into Fuel In Climate Change Fight

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Thu, 07/14/2016 (All day)

In an industrial plant in Squamish, British Columbia, a picturesque town near Vancouver where snow-capped mountains touch the sea, an environmental revolution is afoot.

Scientists are sucking up carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere — and turning it into fuel.

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A grand bargain? Gov. Jerry Brown in talks with oil companies about climate change programs

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Thu, 07/14/2016 (All day)

Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has been talking directly with oil companies in hopes of reaching a consensus on extending California's landmark climate programs, opening a back channel with an industry the governor has harshly criticized as a barrier to addressing global warming.

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The unexpected ways climate change harms your health

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Mon, 04/11/2016 (All day)

Climate change is bad for your health. There’s no question that the impacts of a warming world — harsher heat waves, increased flooding — will put a strain on our nation’s public health. Take one example: studies predict some 11,000 additional heat-related deaths during summers about 15 years from now.