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The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim

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Tue, 07/09/2019 - 5:54pm

THE CALIFORNIA COAST GREW AND PROSPERED during a remarkable moment in history when the sea was at its tamest.

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The war on Southern California smog is slipping. Fixing it is a $14-billion problem

Published: 
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 6:38pm

The war on smog has been called one of America’s greatest environmental successes. Decades of emissions-cutting regulations under a bipartisan law — the 1970 Clean Air Act — have eased the choking pollution that once shrouded U.S. cities. Cleaner air has saved lives and strengthened the lungs of Los Angeles children.

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Agriculture Department buries studies showing dangers of climate change

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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 6:34pm

The Trump administration has refused to publicize dozens of government-funded studies that carry warnings about the effects of climate change, defying a longstanding practice of touting such findings by the Agriculture Department’s acclaimed in-house scientists.

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California’s mighty predator — the mountain lion — faces ‘extinction vortex’

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Wed, 06/26/2019 - 5:24pm

As the mountain lions of Southern California approach what some experts call an “extinction vortex,” environmentalists are demanding that state officials grant the big cats protective status — a move that could potentially ban development on thousands of acres of prime real estate.

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Trump moves to gut Obama climate policy and bolster the coal industry

Published: 
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 5:03pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its final plan to rewrite a major Obama-era climate change policy, scrapping proposed regulations that would have cracked down on coal-burning power plants.