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    Wildfires, Heat Waves, Sea Level Rise to Be Increasingly Destructive to California, State Climate Change Report Warns

    Wildfires, Heat Waves, Sea Level Rise to Be Increasingly Destructive to California, State Climate Change Report Warns

    Climate change will create a devastating new normal in California of intense heatwaves and destructive fires if nothing is done to curb emissions, a new state report finds. California’s fourth-annual Climate Change Assessment finds that large fires like this summer’s record-breaking Mendocino Complex and Carr fires will increase 50 percent by 2100 and burn 77 […]

    Jerry Brown and Justin Trudeau: Climate Advocates, or Hypocrites?

    Jerry Brown and Justin Trudeau: Climate Advocates, or Hypocrites?

    By Andy Rowell Two leading political figures from the U.S. and Canada, who have boasted about the need to fight climate change, are now under fire for being climate change hypocrites: saying they care about the climate, but allowing drilling and fossil fuel infrastructure to be built anyway. On Wednesday, more than 750 public interest […]

    14 Notable Climate Influencers of 2017

    14 Notable Climate Influencers of 2017

    This was a year of tug-of-war for the environment. With Donald Trump becoming president of the U.S. at a time when wildfires, hurricanes, and floods were devastating the country, it was challenging for scientists, activists and concerned citizens to get their voices heard. But several stood out as global leaders on climate and helped give […]

    As California Burns, State Pushes Back on Trump’s Anti-Climate Policies in Court

    As California Burns, State Pushes Back on Trump’s Anti-Climate Policies in Court

    Amid record wildfires devastating the north and an unusual October heatwave scorching the south, conditions in California right now are a perfect snapshot of our ever-warming world. As California Gov. Jerry Brown said an interview with BBC’s Today program on Tuesday, “Climate change is occurring, global warming is occurring, California is beginning to burn up.” […]

    California Wildfires: One of ‘Greatest Tragedies’ State Has Ever Faced

    California Wildfires: One of ‘Greatest Tragedies’ State Has Ever Faced

    With aid from easing winds, the 11,000 firefighters beating back the Northern California wildfires are making “good progress,” as the number of major blazes dropped to 15, the state’s fire agency Cal Fire announced Sunday. But as Cal Fire noted‚ “Sadly, the death toll has risen to 40 people.” An estimated 217,566 acres have burned […]

    ‘Unprecedented’ Wildfires Break Out in Northern and Southern California

    ‘Unprecedented’ Wildfires Break Out in Northern and Southern California

    California is on fire. Multiple major fires broke out in many parts of the state, burning more than 100,000 acres. More than a dozen wildfires ravaged across Northern California as of Tuesday morning. At least 11 people have died, 100 have been injured, tens of thousands evacuated, and more than 1,500 homes and businesses were […]

    Could California Join China in Banning Gas Guzzlers?

    Could California Join China in Banning Gas Guzzlers?

    After China announced plans to ban new diesel and gasoline-powered cars, California Gov. Jerry Brown is said to be considering the same option, according to Bloomberg. “I’ve gotten messages from the governor asking, ‘Why haven’t we done something already?’” Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, told the publication. “The governor has certainly […]

    California Extends Controversial Climate Bill

    California Extends Controversial Climate Bill

    California lawmakers extended the state’s climate legislation Monday night, in what is being considered a victory for Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to lower greenhouse emissions. The legislation, a package of bills that extends California’s plan to address climate change, passed with a supermajority in both the Assembly and the Senate, insulating it from any legal […]