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Catastrophic fires are a reckoning for Californians and their ‘new normal.’ Has the state reached a tipping point?

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Thu, 01/03/2019 - 1:49pm

In 1860, a young botanist raised in New York and schooled in Connecticut found himself on the payroll of the newly formed California Division of Mines and Geology. His job: Roam the vast, new state, taking samples and observations of plants and animals.

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Three years after Paris accord, climate talks begin under new political and scientific realities

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Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:10pm

Three years after forging the landmark Paris climate accord, world leaders are meeting again to decide how to turn emissions-cutting pledges into action.

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A Dire U.N. Report Warns Of Ruinous Global Warming. Republicans Say It’s ‘Fantasy.’

Published: 
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:09pm

WASHINGTON ― The Republican response to an alarming new United Nations report on looming catastrophes caused by global warming suggests that little, if anything, will be done by the U.S. in the near future to address the threat of rising oceans, worsening droughts and raging wildfires.

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Climate Change Is Already Sparking A New Era Of Fishing Wars, Study Finds

Published: 
Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:37pm

Fish are migrating more than 40 miles per decade as the oceans heat up, pushing populations into fisheries where other countries have exclusive rights and setting the stage for an era of surging international conflict, new research has found.

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Recycling centers continue to struggle, driving California recycling rates down

Published: 
Wed, 06/21/2017 (All day)

In a state that prides itself as a global leader in protecting the environment, recycling rates for beverage containers have dropped to their lowest point in almost a decade amid the continued closing of centers that pay for bottles and cans and the fallout from changes to California’s recycling program.