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EPA abandons fuel mileage goals and seeks to revoke California's ability to set its own standard

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Mon, 04/02/2018 - 1:06pm

Setting up its most aggressive clash yet with California over environmental standards, the Trump administration signaled Monday that it may revoke the state's ability under the Clean Air Act to impose stricter rules for vehicle emissions.

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The Sierra Nevada snowpack will be 64% smaller by the end of this century. We need to prepare now

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Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:13pm

Although recent storms have dumped heavy snow across the Sierra Nevada, Monday's snowpack measurement will almost certainly show that it is still well below average. Last week, the Sierra-wide reading put the total snowpack at 15.8 inches of water content, or 43% below normal.

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How Cape Town found water savings California never dreamed of

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Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:08pm

A six-car municipal police convoy skidded to a halt outside a Cape Town house, and police leaped from their cars at the offending sight: a trickle of hose water splashing onto a squat red flower.

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New rules would make it easier to find oil — and noisier for whales

Published: 
Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:04pm

The search for offshore oil begins with a boom.

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Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics

Published: 
Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:59am

One afternoon last April, Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, travelled to the Harvey Mine, in Sycamore, Pennsylvania, to declare that the agency had a new direction, which he called “Back to Basics.”