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Beverly Hills water wasters 'should be ashamed,' state regulator says

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Wed, 11/04/2015 (All day)

The city of Beverly Hills and three other water suppliers face financial penalties for falling short of state water conservation mandates, officials said Friday.

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China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks

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Wed, 11/04/2015 (All day)

China, the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gases from coal, has been burning up to 17 percent more coal a year than the government previously disclosed, according to newly released data. The finding could complicate the already difficult efforts to limit global warming.

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In Drought-Ridden California, the Classic Lawn Loses Ground, no more lawns

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Thu, 10/29/2015 (All day)

 Just a year ago, the Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club — which bills itself as having an “exquisitely manicured, visually breathtaking” golf course — featured the same traditional rolling hills of grass found at golf clubs around the country.

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One of America’s Most Auto-Centric Cities Ditches the Car

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Thu, 10/29/2015 (All day)

Until five years ago, Indianapolis had less than one mile of bike lanes. Home of the Indianapolis 500, it was a city where cars reigned supreme.

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Greenland Is Melting Away

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Thu, 10/29/2015 (All day)

The midnight sun still gleamed at 1 a.m. across the brilliant expanse of the Greenland ice sheet. Brandon Overstreet, a doctoral candidate in hydrology at the University of Wyoming, picked his way across the frozen landscape, clipped his climbing harness to an anchor in the ice and crept toward the edge of a river that rushed downstream toward an enormous sinkhole.