Scientists: World Marks Hottest June Since 1880

Scientists: World Marks Hottest June Since 1880

Washington (AFP) - Last month was the hottest June since record-keeping began in 1880, according to a monthly report by U.S. government climate scientists. The combined average te ...

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EPA Chief Defends Power Plant Rule Against GOP Charges Of Overreach

EPA Chief Defends Power Plant Rule Against GOP Charges Of Overreach

By Chris Adams, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday strongly defended the approach and legitimacy of an Obama ad ...

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Climate Scientists Have A Beef With Beef

Climate Scientists Have A Beef With Beef

By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times If you want to slow climate change, white meat may be the right meat, according to two studies that tally the environmental effect of the beef ...

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Fires Intensify As Hundreds Flee 21 Blazes In Washington And Oregon

Fires Intensify As Hundreds Flee 21 Blazes In Washington And Oregon

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times The dry Northwest continued to battle an outbreak of 21 wildfires in Washington and Oregon where lightning strikes and arid tinder have conspi ...

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Low Snowpack Affects California Reservoirs

Low Snowpack Affects California Reservoirs

By Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times LAKESHORE, Calif. -- The water dropped another 2 feet the week of Don Winters' vacation. Huntington Lake was at about a third of its normal leve ...

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Downtown L.A. Is Now Driest Since Rain Records Started In 1877

Downtown L.A. Is Now Driest Since Rain Records Started In 1877

By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- Rainy seasons over the last two years were the driest in downtown Los Angeles since record-keeping began in 1877, and forecaste ...

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This Week In Crazy: Pharrell Is Distracting You From #Benghazi, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Pharrell Is Distracting You From #Benghazi, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. ...

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Is Your Governor A Climate Change Truther?

Is Your Governor A Climate Change Truther?

Is your governor a climate change truther? The odds may be better than you think. According to a recent analysis by the Center for American Progress, half of the nation's Republic ...

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Coastal Winds Intensifying With Climate Change, Study Says

Coastal Winds Intensifying With Climate Change, Study Says

By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times Summer winds are intensifying along the west coasts of North and South America and southern Africa and climate change is a likely cause, a new s ...

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High-Tech Firms Focus On Energy Efficiency To Confront Climate Change

High-Tech Firms Focus On Energy Efficiency To Confront Climate Change

By Evan Halper, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama pushes ahead on a strategy for confronting climate change that relies heavily on energy efficienc ...

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