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As Trump retreats, businesses assume new prominence in fighting climate change

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Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:09pm

In the fight against climate change, government and industry have traditionally been adversaries, as regulators try to force polluters to take costly steps to cut planet-warming emissions.

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By announcing California's first satellite launch, Gov. Jerry Brown ends climate summit with a cosmic boom

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Sat, 09/15/2018 - 11:45am

When Gov. Jerry Brown said California should launch its own satellite in the 1970s, the plan was considered so far-fetched that critics dubbed him Gov. Moonbeam.

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In 27 cities, emissions are declining and economies are growing

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Sat, 09/15/2018 - 11:00am

Climate scientists warn that global emissions need to peak by 2020 if the planet is to dodge catastrophic warming. At the summit Thursday, 27 cities announced they have already met that goal, and their emissions are on the decline even as their economies are growing.

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Climate summit protesters insist Gov. Jerry Brown hasn't been tough enough on the oil industry

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Sat, 09/15/2018 - 10:45am

While delegates to Thursday’s events at the Global Climate Action Summit praised the leadership of Gov. Jerry Brown, a raucous crowd outside the San Francisco venue had sharp criticism for the state’s chief executive.

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California’s Record on Climate Change Is a Stark Rebuttal to Trump

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Sat, 09/15/2018 - 10:41am

It’s just a coincidence that as another hurricane turbocharged by unusually warm waters slams into the East Coast, California Governor Jerry Brown is convening a global summit on fighting climate change on the West Coast. But it’s still revealing.