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New oil drilling in Carrizo Plain blocked because of climate change — at least for now

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Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:00am

Plans to drill a new oil well in the Carizzo Plain National Monument for the first time since the monument was established in 2001 have been halted — a victory for conservation groups that won an administrative appeal.

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Can Meat Actually Save The Planet?

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Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:46am

Meat has had a rough few years. Since a shocking 2006 report found that livestock are a major contributor to climate change, there has been a nationwide ― if not global ― movement to eat less meat.

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Berkeley first city in California to ban natural gas in new buildings

Published: 
Fri, 07/19/2019 - 1:20pm

The city of Berkeley will no longer allow natural gas pipes in many new buildings starting Jan. 1, 2020. It’s the first city in California to pass such a law, officials said.

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Heat waves likely to become longer, more intense — even in Bay Area, study shows

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Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:20pm

Summers in San Francisco may soon feel more like the warmer East Bay. The East Bay may soon feel more like Sacramento. And Sacramento — well, it might just be too hot to stick around any longer.

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Agriculture Department buries studies showing dangers of climate change

Published: 
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 6:34pm

The Trump administration has refused to publicize dozens of government-funded studies that carry warnings about the effects of climate change, defying a longstanding practice of touting such findings by the Agriculture Department’s acclaimed in-house scientists.