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California’s climate change regulator chooses self-preservation over transparency

Published: 
Thu, 08/02/2018 - 4:09pm

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.

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The common thread in California's wildfires: heat like the state has never seen

Published: 
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:30pm

The northern Sacramento Valley was well on its way to recording the hottest July on record when the Carr fire swept into town Thursday.

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Supreme Court Blocks White House Attempt To Stop Teens’ Climate Suit

Published: 
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:14pm

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.

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The Unintended Tragedy Of Colombia’s Peace Deal

Published: 
Tue, 07/31/2018 - 1:20pm

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 government.

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‘Tahoe will not be blue.’ Why the lake’s warming trends are worrisome

Published: 
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 9:50am

Climate change is gradually warming Lake Tahoe, clouding its clarity and threatening its fabled “blueness,” scientists at UC Davis warned Thursday.