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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch counts 1.8 trillion pieces of trash, mostly plastic

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Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:41am

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is getting greater. Twice the size of Texas, the floating mass of about 79,000 metric tons of plastic is up to 16 times larger than previously thought, according to scientists who performed an aerial survey.

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IN THE COURTROOM, CLIMATE SCIENCE NEEDS SUBSTANCE—AND STYLE

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Mon, 03/26/2018 - 11:36am

CHEVRON WOULD LIKE you to know that it believes in climate change. It also believes people cause it by burning carbon-based fuel—the kind Chevron extracts from the ground, refines, and sells. In fact, Chevron believes all this so hard that today its lawyer said so, in a federal court in San Francisco. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change? Yup. They’re right.

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2018 Sustainable Quality Award (SQA) Winners Announced For Achievements Incorporating Sustainable Practices Into Business

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Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:55am

Celebrating its 23rd year, the Sustainable Quality Awards recognize local businesses that demonstrate excellence in helping Santa Monica continue to move toward a more sustainable future.

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The life he lived: Photos of the last male northern white rhino

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Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:59pm

Sudan, a northern white rhino and the last male of his subspecies, died Monday at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

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When California needs to flush its stormwater out to sea — and when it doesn't

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Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:55pm

As the March rains loosen more Southern California mud and fill more Northern California reservoirs, the state still flirts with drought and we still run short of water.