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Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change
The world has warmed more than one degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution. The Paris climate agreement — the nonbinding, unenforceable and already unheeded treaty signed on Earth Day in 2016 — hoped to restrict warming to two degrees. 
California vows to fight Trump EPA's move to freeze fuel economy rules
The Trump administration Thursday pushed ahead with plans to unravel the federal government’s most effective action to fight climate change — aggressive fuel economy standards aimed at getting the nation’s cars and trucks to average more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025.
California’s climate change regulator chooses self-preservation over transparency
When the next governor is sworn in January, he will have the opportunity to shape policy by filling the many state boards and commissions with his appointees — except, apparently, to the powerful agency charged with overseeing California’s ambitious climate change program.
The common thread in California's wildfires: heat like the state has never seen
The northern Sacramento Valley was well on its way to recording the hottest July on record when the Carr fire swept into town Thursday.
The world's largest solar farm rises in the remote Egyptian desert
In 1913 on the outskirts of Cairo, an inventor from Philadelphia named Frank Shuman built the world’s first solar thermal power station, using the abundant Egyptian sunshine to pump 6,000 gallons of water a minute from the Nile to irrigate a nearby cotton field.
Supreme Court Blocks White House Attempt To Stop Teens’ Climate Suit
The Supreme Court has shot down the Trump administration’s effort to halt a climate change lawsuit launched by a group of young people that accuses the federal government of exacerbating global warming by promoting fossil fuels — and threatening their futures.
Calculations show bullet train can complete route within 2 hours and 40 minutes. Reality may prove slower
 When California voters approved construction of a bullet train in 2008, they had a legal promise that passengers would be able to speed from Los Angeles to San Francisco in two hours and 40 minutes.
The Unintended Tragedy Of Colombia’s Peace Deal
Arvey Alvear Daza’s life has been dominated by fear for most of his 37 years. A farmer in Caquetá, a district in southern Colombia, his land on the northwestern edge of the Amazon rainforest placed him in the middle of a decades-long conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and the Colombian
Cities crack down on electric scooter scofflaws, while trying to untangle the chaos of a new technology
This is the summer of the electric scooter.
California's climate change regulator will keep its leadership through 2020
Gov. Jerry Brown will keep his imprint on the state’s powerful climate change agency beyond his time in office following an agency vote Thursday.