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Supersonic Jets For The Ultra Rich Could Be A Climate Change Disaster

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Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:04pm

Fifteen years after the last Concorde flew, a new fleet of up to 2,000 supersonic business jets is in the works to ferry wealthy travelers around the world. The planes are expected to hit the runway in the next decade, but the climate change alarms are already going off.

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California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees

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Tue, 07/17/2018 - 5:03pm

For years, there has been a movement in California to restore floodplains, by moving levees back from rivers and planting trees, shrubs and grasses in the low-lying land between. The goal has been to go back in time, to bring back some of the habitat for birds, animals and fish that existed before the state was developed.

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Surprise! California cracked down on carbon and its economy is still booming

Published: 
Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:33pm

The predictions were dire in 2006 when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill audaciously committing the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 in order to combat global warming.

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California slashes emissions, hits major greenhouse gas goal years early

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Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:25pm

In a major win for California’s fight against global warming, the state appears to have hit its first target for cutting greenhouse gases — and it reached the goal early.

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Climate change is heating up Los Angeles. We need a grid that can keep the power on when it's sweltering

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Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:23am

The record-breaking heat that baked Southern California and prompted mass power outages last weekend was just a taste of what is to come. Summers in SoCal have already been getting hotter over the last century. Climate change is expected to produce more frequent and more blistering heat waves in the coming years that will put unprecedented stress on the electrical grid and challenge utilities to keep the power on.