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Three years after Paris accord, climate talks begin under new political and scientific realities
Three years after forging the landmark Paris climate accord, world leaders are meeting again to decide how to turn emissions-cutting pledges into action.
Trump Admin OKs Underwater Seismic Blasts That Could Severely Hurt Marine Life
The Trump administration announced Friday that it approved requests from five companies to survey for oil and gas under the floor of the Atlantic Ocean using a process some scientists have warned is disastrous for marine life.
Al Gore Torches Donald Trump: He ‘Is Now The Face Of Climate Denial’ Around The World
Former Vice President Al Gore thinks President Donald Trump is now the global poster boy for denying climate change.
Why the U.S. Can’t Solve Big Problems
The federal government released a devastating report last week documenting the immense economic and human cost that the U.S. will incur as a result of climate change. It warns that the damage to roads alone will add up to $21 billion by the end of the century.
California talks a good game on land-use and climate change, but it's still a land of SUVs and sprawl
A decade ago, California lawmakers passed a groundbreaking law that was supposed to help fight climate change by curbing urban sprawl. Senate Bill 375 required the state’s 18 regional agencies to plan and design housing and transportation projects so people wouldn’t have to drive as much, cutting the greenhouse gas
Patagonia Donates $10 Million Tax Break To Green Groups, Says Trump ‘Irresponsible’
Patagonia said Wednesday it planned to donate $10 million to environmental causes, money the company saved due to President Donald Trump’s massive tax breaks for corporate America last year.
The Radical Tools That Could Save Coral Reefs,
Coral reefs, considered the canaries of the world’s oceans, are being cooked. As many as 50 percent of reefs worldwide have been lost over the last few decades, with major die-offs in recent years due to mass bleaching events brought on by warmer ocean temperatures.
Clean Power is Coming to Santa Monica
In October, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report warning that if global carbon emissions are not significantly reduced by 2030, the world will experience more intense climate change and extreme weather. 
President Trump Says He’s Too Intelligent To Believe In Climate Change
President Donald Trump asserted that he had “very high levels of intelligence,” and as such, did not believe in the scientific consensus surrounding climate change in a sweeping interview with The Washington Post published Tuesday.
Supreme Court limits habitats protected under the Endangered Species Act, protected habitat
The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the reach of the Endangered Species Act, setting aside a lower court ruling that afforded protection to an area where threatened animals do not live but might one day with significant changes.