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Less water might be plenty for California, experts say, and conservation is only the start

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Tue, 09/08/2015 (All day)

Across California this summer, residents have been racking up water conservation numbers that defy expectations — a 27% reduction in June, followed by 31.3% in July.

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The World Lost Two Portugals’ Worth of Forest Last Year

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Tue, 09/08/2015 (All day)

The demand for beef, soy, and food made with palm oil is driving the devastation contributing to climate change and disappearance of wildlife.

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Obama in Alaska: Climate-change deniers 'are on their own shrinking island'

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Thu, 09/03/2015 (All day)

President Obama started out persuasive Monday, patiently ticking off evidence of climate change during the first major speech of his three-day Alaska tour, but he ended up blunt, calling out “deniers” who would stand in the way of desperately needed change.

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The Chart That Shows Why the Solar-Powered Future Has Arrived

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Thu, 09/03/2015 (All day)

More than one record was broken in June. Scarily, it was the hottest month on record as global temperatures continue to rise thanks to climate change. More happily, United States solar power plants in June smashed the record for generating carbon-free electricity from the sun, another sign that renewable energy is increasingly becoming competitive with fossil fuels.

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Coal divestment bill passes California state legislature

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Thu, 09/03/2015 (All day)

A bill requiring California's state pension funds Calpers and CalSTRS to sell their investments in coal companies passed the Assembly on Wednesday, a major step for legislation that backers hope will inspire other funds to address climate change.