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‘Sobering’ New UN Report Challenges Republican Climate Hawks’ Free-Market Dogma

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Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:17pm

A landmark new United Nations report warning of catastrophic global warming doesn’t seem to have shaken many Republican climate hawks’ faith that market tweaks alone can deliver the unprecedented emissions cuts needed to avert disaster.

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Nobel in economics goes to two Americans for studying climate change and sustainable growth

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Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:56pm

Just a day after a United Nations panel called for urgent action on climate change, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded Monday to one American researcher for his work on the economics of a warming planet and to another whose study of innovation raises hopes that people can do something about it.

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Garcetti urges voters to reject Proposition 6, which would repeal California's new gas tax

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Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:45am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined business and labor leaders Wednesday to urge voters to reject Proposition 6, saying a repeal of the state’s new gas tax could force years-long delays for dozens of transportation projects across Southern California.

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Huh? Carbon Dioxide Emissions Raise Risk of Satellite Collisions

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Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:53pm

In February 2009, two space satellites orbiting at speeds of almost 17,000 mph collided at a height of 482 miles over Siberia.

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The Ghosts of the Glacier

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Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:49pm

What happens when climate changes quickly in a previously frozen place, when the earth heats up and the mountains melt? In the high Swiss Alps, here's what happens: The ice gives up the bodies—and the secrets—of the past.