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Climate change swells ranks of refugees as Trump administration retreats to the sidelines

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Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:21am

From African farms shriveled into desert to monster storms revved up by warmer air over the oceans, climate change is stoking environmental disasters around the globe and uprooting millions of people a year — adding to a refugee crisis said to be the worst since World War II.

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Isolated Nomads Are Under Siege in the Amazon Jungle

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Tue, 09/25/2018 - 8:52am

The tread marks in the blood-red earth are deep—and fresh. Tainaky Tenetehar climbs off his dirt bike for a closer look.

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87 days of smog: Southern California just saw its longest streak of bad air in decades

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Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:22am

Southern Californians might remember the summer of 2018 for its sweltering heat waves, record ocean temperatures and destructive wildfires. But it also claimed another distinction: the summer we went nearly three months without a day of clean air.

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Jerry Brown Made Climate Change His Issue. Now, He’s Not Sure How Much Politicians Can Do.

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Wed, 09/19/2018 - 6:25pm

SAN FRANCISCO — It was a big act, one of the last in the final days of a long political career, and it was about one of his life’s passions: safeguarding the environment.

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The Saudi wealth fund bought Tesla stock. Now it's investing in Lucid, a Tesla competitor

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Wed, 09/19/2018 - 6:23pm

Lucid Motors, the Bay Area electric car start-up, has been struggling to raise money for more than a year. Now it appears to have found some: more than a billion dollars from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.

If the deal announced Monday closes as Lucid expects, the company said it will have enough cash to finish engineering the high-end Lucid Air sedan and begin manufacturing in Arizona as scheduled in 2020. And the Saudis would be backing both the leading electric luxury car maker, Tesla, and a Tesla competitor.