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The Clean Energy Bill approved by the Legislature on Tuesday adopted the go-slow approach favored by many of the state’s business groups and utilities, leaving a price on carbon and stronger support for solar and wind on the cutting room floor while greenlighting a number of less flashy provisions d...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The Environmental Protection Agency has come under constant fire from the Trump administration, enduring both a temporary gag order — which was later partially lifted  — and news that President Trump was looking to cut the agency's budget and staff. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The climate talks that concluded last December were a great success, but it will be decades before we can judge whether the Paris Agreement itself is ultimately successful. What can be said is that the accord provides a good foundation for meaningful progress on climate change, and represents a dram...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
BY KATIE VALENTINE This Sept. 13, 2010 file photo shows the bottom of the blowout preventer stack from the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. CREDIT: AP PHOTO/GERALD HERBERT, FILE On Monday, nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sent millions of barrels...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
High-country blizzards usually bury southern Sierra lake basins in late January, leaving lodgepole pine and red fir trees in snow drifts 15 feet deep. But snow surveyors making their usual visit this year to Kings Canyon National Park found something most had never seen at 10,300 feet in January. B...
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