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Supreme Court lets stand California ruling holding lead paint makers liable for $400-million cleanup cost

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Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:24pm

The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a defeat to business groups in a closely watched California case, rejecting appeals of a ruling that requires former makers of lead paint to pay $400 million or more to clean up old homes.

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California Braces For Wildfires With Forced Power Outages

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Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:21pm

Tens of thousands of Californians have been going without power since Sunday as part of a utility company’s new effort to lower wildfire risk during windy, hot and dry conditions.

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Marco Rubio Says He Won’t ‘Destroy Our Economy’ For Climate Change

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Tue, 10/16/2018 - 4:17pm

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) acknowledged Sunday that the planet is heating up, but he stopped short of saying that global warming is caused by man.

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As states near deal on Colorado River shortage, California looks at water cuts of as much as 8%

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Fri, 10/12/2018 - 5:35pm

After years of stop-and-go talks, California and two other states that take water from the lower Colorado River are nearing an agreement on how to share delivery cuts if a formal shortage is declared on the drought-plagued waterway.

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

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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.