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EPA May Slash Obama-Era Methane Restrictions: Report

Published: 
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 5:45pm

The Environmental Protection Agency will soon propose plans to make it much easier for oil and gas companies to release methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere, according to a report Monday in The New York Times.

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Climate change will be deadlier, more destructive and costlier for California than previously believed, state warns

Published: 
Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:45am

Heat waves will grow more severe and persistent, shortening the lives of thousands of Californians. Wildfires will burn more of the state’s forests. The ocean will rise higher and faster, exposing California to billions in damage along the coast.

These are some of the threats California will face from climate change in coming decades, according to a new statewide assessment released Monday by the California Natural Resources Agency.

The projections come as Californians contend with destructive wildfires, brutal heat spells and record ocean temperatures that scientists say have the fingerprints of global warming.

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As climate warms, fire-ravaged Sweden gets a taste of California

Published: 
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 4:42pm

A wildfire sparked, and then another, until more than 50 blazes were burning across the landscape.

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California's destructive summer brings blunt talk about climate change

Published: 
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 2:13pm

At Scripps Pier in San Diego, the surface water reached the highest temperature in 102 years of records, 78.8 degrees.

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Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

Published: 
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:32pm

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.