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2 years after the gas leak above Porter Ranch, here’s what’s changed — and what hasn’t

Published: 
Mon, 10/23/2017 (All day)

Thousands fled their homes after a massive gas leak sprung at the Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, ultimately spewing more than 100,000 metric tons of climate-altering methane into the atmosphere.

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

Published: 
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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Vegetarianism Cuts Your Dietary Carbon Footprint A Ridiculous Amount, Study Finds

Published: 
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 6:54pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

As the economic, political and personal costs of doing nothing to mitigate climate change skyrocket, there's one lifestyle change that slashes dietary greenhouse gas emissions in half: Veganism.

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Climate change could worsen ozone levels across the U.S., study says

Published: 
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:43pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Smog could worsen across the United States in the coming decades as climate change boosts summer temperatures and makes ozone levels more difficult to control, a new study says.

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The Economic and Environmental Costs of Wasted Food

Published: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:34pm
Category: 
Waste

Chinese diners are posting pictures of empty plates online, urging friends not to order more than they can eat. South Korea is charging for garbage removal by weight in hopes of persuading families to discard less food.