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The Church Challenges the State to Take Radical Action on Climate Change

Published: 
Wed, 06/24/2015 (All day)

One of the world's biggest religions has joined the global debate about climate change—on the side of the angels. After months of anticipation, Pope Francis on Thursday morning released the official text of “Laudato Si’,” or “Praise Be to You,” his encyclical on reversing climate change.

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California's greenhouse gas emission targets are getting tougher

Published: 
Fri, 05/01/2015 (All day)
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Energy

Gov. Jerry Brown accelerated California's effort to slash greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday, burnishing the state's reputation as a pacesetter in the battle against climate change.

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L.A. Basin methane emissions found up to 61% higher than estimates

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Sun, 01/18/2015 (All day)

A new study that used a mountaintop sensor to measure air pollution in the Los Angeles Basin found emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, are up to 61% higher than government estimates.

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2014 officially the hottest year on record

Published: 
Fri, 01/16/2015 (All day)

The numbers are in. The year 2014 – after shattering temperature records that had stood for hundreds of years across virtually all of Europe, and roasting parts of South America, China and Russia – was the hottest on record, with global temperatures 1.24F (0.69C) higher than the 20th-century average, US government scientists said on Friday.

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Restored Forests Breathe Life Into Efforts Against Climate Change

Published: 
Thu, 01/15/2015 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

LA VIRGEN, Costa Rica — Over just a few decades in the mid-20th century, this small country chopped down a majority of its ancient forests. But after a huge conservation push and a wave of forest regrowth, trees now blanket more than half of Costa Rica.