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New oil drilling in Carrizo Plain blocked because of climate change — at least for now

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Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:00am

Plans to drill a new oil well in the Carizzo Plain National Monument for the first time since the monument was established in 2001 have been halted — a victory for conservation groups that won an administrative appeal.

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Can Meat Actually Save The Planet?

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Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:46am

Meat has had a rough few years. Since a shocking 2006 report found that livestock are a major contributor to climate change, there has been a nationwide ― if not global ― movement to eat less meat.

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Unhealthy Air Days In Major U.S. Cities Rose Over Past 2 Years: EPA

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Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:39am

The number of unhealthy air days in major cities across the United States has risen sharply over the last two years, even as emissions of key pollutants continue to slip, according to data released by theEnvironmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.

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Boyle Heights roadside is cleaner after teen adopts a highway

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Fri, 07/19/2019 - 1:19pm

Seventeen-year-old Jimmy Rodriguez wanted to give back to his community. So, he decided to volunteer to clean a freeway roadside near his home-- becoming the youngest person in the Los Angeles area to participate in Caltrans' Adopt-A-Highway program.

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Berkeley first city in California to ban natural gas in new buildings

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Fri, 07/19/2019 - 1:20pm

The city of Berkeley will no longer allow natural gas pipes in many new buildings starting Jan. 1, 2020. It’s the first city in California to pass such a law, officials said.