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Los Angeles considers a ban on selling fur

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Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:43pm

Los Angeles could become the biggest city in the United States to ban businesses from selling fur, under a plan being vetted at City Hall.

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Tesla lost $717 million but vows to make a profit next quarter

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Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:41pm

Tesla reported another big loss for the second quarter. But it burned less cash along the way to ramping up production of its “bet the company” electric sedan, the Model 3.

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Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

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Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:32pm

The world has warmed more than one degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution. The Paris climate agreement — the nonbinding, unenforceable and already unheeded treaty signed on Earth Day in 2016 — hoped to restrict warming to two degrees. 

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California vows to fight Trump EPA's move to freeze fuel economy rules

Published: 
Thu, 08/02/2018 - 4:14pm

The Trump administration Thursday pushed ahead with plans to unravel the federal government’s most effective action to fight climate change — aggressive fuel economy standards aimed at getting the nation’s cars and trucks to average more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025.

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California’s climate change regulator chooses self-preservation over transparency

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Thu, 08/02/2018 - 4:09pm

When the next governor is sworn in January, he will have the opportunity to shape policy by filling the many state boards and commissions with his appointees — except, apparently, to the powerful agency charged with overseeing California’s ambitious climate change program.