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What John Cox doesn’t want to talk about in his race for California governor

Published: 
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 3:20pm

During his final two terms as California governor, Democrat Jerry Brown has made climate change his signature issue: He led delegations to United Nations conferences in Paris and Bonn. Last year, he pushed through a decade extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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In India, Summer Heat May Soon Be Literally Unbearable

Published: 
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 4:56pm

On a sweltering Wednesday in June, a rail-thin woman named Rehmati gripped the doctor’s table with both hands. She could hardly hold herself upright, the pain in her stomach was so intense. 

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Climate change has come to your neighborhood, and the sizzle may never subside

Published: 
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 4:44pm

A colleague once observed, many years ago, that California has two seasons.

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Supersonic Jets For The Ultra Rich Could Be A Climate Change Disaster

Published: 
Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:04pm

Fifteen years after the last Concorde flew, a new fleet of up to 2,000 supersonic business jets is in the works to ferry wealthy travelers around the world. The planes are expected to hit the runway in the next decade, but the climate change alarms are already going off.

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California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees

Published: 
Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:03pm

For years, there has been a movement in California to restore floodplains, by moving levees back from rivers and planting trees, shrubs and grasses in the low-lying land between. The goal has been to go back in time, to bring back some of the habitat for birds, animals and fish that existed before the state was developed.