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California to rely on 100% clean electricity by 2045 under bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown

Published: 
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:54pm

All of California’s electricity will come from clean power sources by 2045 under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, the latest in a series of ambitious goals set by the state to combat the effects of climate change.

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A different kind of climate summit comes to San Francisco

Published: 
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:51pm

The international effort to fight climate change is about to get injected with a bit of Hollywood flash, a lot of Wall Street green and a considerable dose of cheerleading rather than dry treaty negotiations.

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EPA May Slash Obama-Era Methane Restrictions: Report

Published: 
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:45pm

The Environmental Protection Agency will soon propose plans to make it much easier for oil and gas companies to release methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere, according to a report Monday in The New York Times.

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Climate change will be deadlier, more destructive and costlier for California than previously believed, state warns

Published: 
Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:45am

Heat waves will grow more severe and persistent, shortening the lives of thousands of Californians. Wildfires will burn more of the state’s forests. The ocean will rise higher and faster, exposing California to billions in damage along the coast.

These are some of the threats California will face from climate change in coming decades, according to a new statewide assessment released Monday by the California Natural Resources Agency.

The projections come as Californians contend with destructive wildfires, brutal heat spells and record ocean temperatures that scientists say have the fingerprints of global warming.

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As climate warms, fire-ravaged Sweden gets a taste of California

Published: 
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 4:42pm

A wildfire sparked, and then another, until more than 50 blazes were burning across the landscape.