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What Remains
For the past 148 years, Yosemite’s Lyell Glacier has taught us about the Earth — how it was created, where it was going, and now, how it might end.
Oil Giants Invest $110 Billion In New Fossil Fuels After Spending $1 Billion On Green PR
Meanwhile, those firms are projected to spend just $3.6 billion on low-carbon investments, such as biofuels and renewables, according to a new analysis that Influence Map, a British nonprofit that analyzes corporate influence on climate policy, derived from industry data and numbers buried in company disclosures.
Trump might limit states’ say in offshore drilling plan. Here’s how
When President Trump proposed opening nearly the entire U.S. coastline to more offshore oil and gas drilling, the backlash from states seeking exemptions was swift.
Farmers Are Supposed to Consider Safer Alternatives to Toxic Pesticides. UCLA Report Says That’s Not Working Out Well
Just under 200 million pounds of pesticides a year are used on California’s crops. When it comes to using them safely, 56 county agricultural officers are local communities final line of defense.
U.S. weakens first global commitment on curbing single-use plastics
Nations made their first global commitment towards curtailing the surging consumption of single-use plastics on Friday, but critics said it failed to confront the planet's pollution crisis with the United States blocking efforts for more radical action.
California’s wildfire threat could be an opportunity for clean-energy microgrids
To the untrained eye, the shipping containers clustered on the outskirts of Borrego Springs don’t look like an innovative clean-energy technology that could help California cope with wildfires.
Students are striking for action on climate change — a truancy everyone should applaud
Consider this a note explaining why one of us will be absent from school on March 15 — and why everyone else should applaud this truancy.
Spring Is Around the Corner — Time to Lettuce Grow
Temperatures in Los Angeles have finally hit a balmy 70 degrees, signaling spring is around the corner, and our gardening gloves are getting itchy. Even if you don’t have a garden, a new membership program called Lettuce Grow provides people with the tools, encouragement and inspiration to grow 20 percent of their food at
California is drought-free for the first time in nearly a decade
It’s official: California is 100% drought-free. For the first time since 2011, the state shows no areas suffering from prolonged drought and illustrates almost entirely normal conditions, according to a map released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor.
In the middle of a butterfly crisis, California sees a burst of painted ladies
Perhaps you spotted them on La Cienega, flitting north by the thousands near the Westfield mall.