Science & Environment

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Science news roundup: Water on Mars, Arctic drilling ends

It's a rare thing when a week is filled with good environmental news, but that is precisely what happened.

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Drought turning Golden State's redwoods brown

For the first time, there are signs of foliage die-back on sequoia seedlings, a rare and worrying prospect.

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How Big Oil ate California’s future

The Earth is where all people live. If we are going to survive and thrive, the California economy must opt out of using all that oil.

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California landscape scorched as wildfires blaze on

With 700,000 acres burned so far this year, there's no end in sight for the inferno; or firefighters and victims, the numbers represent an uphill battle.

 

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Obama's Alaska visit highlights climate already changed

Each particular battle is but one part of the longer struggle to transform our energy economy, our economy as a whole, how things are produced, packaged, and distributed.

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Californians battle for far-reaching climate legislation

The California state Assembly will decide on an array of pace-setting legislative bills to combat climate change.

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Dethroning fossil fuels: rise of the New Abolitionists

Advocates for keeping fossil fuels in the ground are demanding of the world what this nation required of itself following the Civil War.

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Islamic leaders call for fast action on climate change

Islamic leaders called for rapid transition from a world economic order based on fossil fuel to one powered by renewable energy.

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Climate contradictions: Obama approves Arctic drilling, plans visit to Alaska

The move is especially bewildering for many, as the president has declared Alaska to be "the frontlines of our fight against climate change."

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President announces Clean Power Plan to supportive poll results

The EPA released its final rule on the regulation of power plants in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent by 2030.

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