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EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler Downplays Climate Threat At Testy Confirmation Hearing

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Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:32pm

Andrew Wheeler, the former coal lobbyist chosen by President Donald Trump to serve as the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator, downplayed the threat of climate change at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

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Are We Living Through Climate Change’s Worst-Case Scenario?

Published: 
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 4:14pm

The year 2018 was not an easy one for planet Earth.

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PG&E’s bankruptcy could slow California’s fight against climate change

Published: 
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:53pm

Climate change helped fuel the deadly fires that prompted California’s largest power company to announce Monday that it would file for bankruptcy in the face of $30 billion in potential liabilities.

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

Published: 
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.