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The landscape of the U.S. could be part of its climate solution

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Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:10pm

This year, as storms have battered the East and fires have engulfed the West, the specter of climate change has grown impossible to ignore. Keeping it at bay will require swift and sweeping action to transition away from fossil fuels, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reminded the world last month in a sobering new report.

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Is California going the way of Germany when it comes to energy?

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Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:07pm

One place possesses the fourth-largest economy in the world. Another is home to the fifth-largest.

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Metro’s $2-billion rail line from Mid-City to the South Bay will miss its 2019 deadline

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Wed, 11/21/2018 - 1:55pm

A $2-billion light-rail line that will add a key north-south connection to Los Angeles County’s growing transit network is facing several construction problems and will not open next year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

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How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet

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Mon, 11/19/2018 - 5:35pm

Thirty years ago, this magazine published “The End of Nature,” a long article about what we then called the greenhouse effect. I was in my twenties when I wrote it, and out on an intellectual limb: climate science was still young.

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‘Insane’ California Air Topped World Health Standard by 60 Times

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Tue, 11/20/2018 - 2:55pm

California’s air exceeded world health standards by 60 times last week, and conditions on Monday continued to top safe thresholds with the deadliest blaze ever in the state is about 65 percent contained.