climate change

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Scientists Call for Drastic Drop in Emissions. U.S. Appears to Have Gone the Other Way.

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Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:57am

The signals are blaring: Dramatic changes to our climate are well upon us. These changes — we know thanks to a steady drumbeat of alarming official reports over the past 12 months — could cripple the U.S. economy, threaten to make vast stretches of our coastlines uninhabitable, make basic food supplies scarce and push millions of the planet’s poorest people into cities and across borders as they flee environmental perils.

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L.A.’s trees are more essential than ever. The city needs to start treating them that way

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Thu, 01/03/2019 - 5:57pm

While bird lovers, environmentalists and poets have long put a high value on trees, the hard-nosed number crunchers in government have not. Trees have often been treated as merely aesthetic enhancements. Nice, but not essential. That’s one reason why tree maintenance is among the first government services cut during a recession.

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Chuck Todd Refuses To Give Air Time To Climate Deniers: ‘The Science Is Settled’

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Thu, 01/03/2019 - 1:57pm

In a special “Meet the Press” episode dedicated to global warming, NBC’s Chuck Todd said he wouldn’t indulge anyone who ignored the facts.

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Sierra Nevada snowpack on track to shrink up to 79% by the end of the century, new study finds

Published: 
Thu, 12/20/2018 - 4:47pm

The snow season, which started this month, is off to a good start.

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Big polluters get help from the state, renewing doubts about California’s climate goals

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Thu, 12/20/2018 - 4:41pm

State authorities this week delivered on a controversial deal struck last year that handed oil companies and other major polluters a multimillion-dollar windfall.