climate change

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Judge Kavanaugh could give conservatives the vote they need to rein in EPA rules on climate change

Published: 
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:09pm

In its most important environmental ruling of recent decades, the Supreme Court decided in 2007 that the greenhouse gases blamed for warming the planet can be regulated as air pollutants under the Clean Air Act of 1990.

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California hit its climate goal early — but its biggest source of pollution keeps rising

Published: 
Wed, 07/25/2018 - 11:35am

California hit its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels four years early, a milestone regulators and environmentalists are cheering as more proof that you can cut pollution while growing the economy.

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What John Cox doesn’t want to talk about in his race for California governor

Published: 
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 3:20pm

During his final two terms as California governor, Democrat Jerry Brown has made climate change his signature issue: He led delegations to United Nations conferences in Paris and Bonn. Last year, he pushed through a decade extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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In India, Summer Heat May Soon Be Literally Unbearable

Published: 
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 4:56pm

On a sweltering Wednesday in June, a rail-thin woman named Rehmati gripped the doctor’s table with both hands. She could hardly hold herself upright, the pain in her stomach was so intense. 

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Climate change has come to your neighborhood, and the sizzle may never subside

Published: 
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 4:44pm

A colleague once observed, many years ago, that California has two seasons.