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L.A. County's plan to capture stormwater could be state model

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Thu, 06/25/2015 (All day)

Amid a worsening drought, California water officials adopted new rules Tuesday aimed at capturing and reusing huge amounts of stormwater that have until now flowed down sewers and concrete rivers into the sea.

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The Church Challenges the State to Take Radical Action on Climate Change

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Wed, 06/24/2015 (All day)

One of the world's biggest religions has joined the global debate about climate change—on the side of the angels. After months of anticipation, Pope Francis on Thursday morning released the official text of “Laudato Si’,” or “Praise Be to You,” his encyclical on reversing climate change.

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California moves to restrict water pumping by pre-1914 rights holders

Published: 
Wed, 06/24/2015 (All day)

For the first time in nearly 40 years, state regulators are telling more than 100 growers and irrigation districts with some of the oldest water rights in California that they have to stop drawing supplies from drought-starved rivers and streams in the Central Valley.

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Your Dog Won’t Be the Only One Drinking From the Toilet in the Future

Published: 
Wed, 06/24/2015 (All day)

The next big source of drinking water may be your toilet.

As a record-breaking drought drags on in California and elsewhere, regulators and residents are overcoming squeamishness about recycling wastewater—yes, sewage—to boost scarce water supplies. These so-called toilet-to-tap projects have been taking hold in the American West, Australia, and Europe, and the state of California is now considering vastly expanding such efforts.

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EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

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Wed, 06/24/2015 (All day)

The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to reduce pollution from carbon-emitting trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack Obama to address global warming.