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Earth's dismal water future, mapped

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Tue, 06/12/2018 - 1:45pm

Satellite data and images are provocative, even disturbing. They confront us with a global view that can be at once breathtaking, like a piece of art, and yet, in this era of rapidly changing climate, they paint a picture of the demise of the environment. How and if we will respond to what we see is uncertain. That uncertainty lies at the root of our perilous future.

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How do we detoxify California's poison tap water? More democracy

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Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:57pm

The public water boards in the southern San Joaquin Valley are only nominally public. Of 565 water board seats in Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare counties, 491 — a stunning 87% — went uncontested in elections over the last four years, according to the Visalia-based Community Water Center. Candidates ran unopposed so often that three-quarters of the boards didn’t even bother to hold elections.

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Hitting the beach should be cleaner this summer — as long as you avoid these sandy stretches

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Mon, 06/11/2018 - 4:54pm

Some good news (and then some not so good news) for those hitting the beach this summer: A relatively dry year has meant much cleaner beaches — particularly in Southern California, according to Heal the Bay’s new Beach Report Card.

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CALL TO ACTION

Published: 
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 3:28pm

Environmental activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has addressed the United Nations, shared a stage with President Barack Obama and recently became a published author. He’s also about to release a hip-hop record. And he’s only 17.

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Gov. Brown says fallout from Trump quitting Paris accord is 'far more serious than anyone is saying'

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Mon, 06/04/2018 - 11:45am

His promised coal renaissance sputtered. Rollbacks of environmental protections are tangled in court. Even automakers aren’t on board for his push toward heavier-polluting cars.