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In 27 cities, emissions are declining and economies are growing

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Sat, 09/15/2018 - 11:00am

Climate scientists warn that global emissions need to peak by 2020 if the planet is to dodge catastrophic warming. At the summit Thursday, 27 cities announced they have already met that goal, and their emissions are on the decline even as their economies are growing.

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Climate summit protesters insist Gov. Jerry Brown hasn't been tough enough on the oil industry

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Sat, 09/15/2018 - 10:45am

While delegates to Thursday’s events at the Global Climate Action Summit praised the leadership of Gov. Jerry Brown, a raucous crowd outside the San Francisco venue had sharp criticism for the state’s chief executive.

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California’s Record on Climate Change Is a Stark Rebuttal to Trump

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Sat, 09/15/2018 - 10:41am

It’s just a coincidence that as another hurricane turbocharged by unusually warm waters slams into the East Coast, California Governor Jerry Brown is convening a global summit on fighting climate change on the West Coast. But it’s still revealing.

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Cities, states and businesses want to cancel out Trump's climate rollbacks. But how much pollution can they actually cut?

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Fri, 09/14/2018 - 3:06pm

Two years ago, California and the federal government were close partners in the battle against climate change.

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Even without the Trump administration, the U.S. is upholding its commitment to the Paris climate agreement

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Fri, 09/14/2018 - 2:08pm

Rampant wildfires in the West, record high temperatures in the Arctic Circle, severe hurricanes in the Atlantic and the Pacific: Unless we reduce greenhouse gases now, these kinds of destructive “natural” disasters will only get worse.