Editorial: California Democrats fail to pass meaningful climate change bills

Rather than taking a step forward on legislation that could be revisited and adjusted, the Legislature has developed a habit of forgoing climate action altogether.

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Editorial: Summer of extremes calls for climate change action

If weather were capable of a political agenda, its messaging during the past summer would not be mistaken for subtle hints.


Congress must take action on climate change

For too long, naysayers have been allowed to dispute the need for climate action by arguing that the science is unsettled. It is a tactic that has proven devastatingly costly in convincing many to ignore reality.


Climate change: Spiralling cost of weather disasters shows dramatic impact of just one degree of warming

The weather of 1970s Scotland may not seem all that very different to the weather we experience today, judged by the perhaps hazy memories of those who were around at the time. However, on a global scale, the insurance industry will have noticed a huge difference.

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Democrats should seize this chance to reshape the safety net. But not all they propose makes sense

Success will depend on whether they do the most good with the money they commit to spend and whether they pay for their reforms.

Port pollution is choking Southern California

With so much at stake, why are Los Angeles and Long Beach leaders dragging their feet on cutting emissions?

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Trevor Hancock: If we lose the carbon sinks, we are sunk

If we lose our major sinks — if they become major sources of GHG emissions — we are sunk. But if we can mobilize ­globally and locally to protect and manage our ­carbon sinks, we might yet manage a smart transition to a net-zero future.


Why the Dixie Fire should be the end of PG&E as we know it

After multiple bankruptcies, criminal convictions and a legislative rescue, it's abundantly clear that state officials must accelerate efforts to fundamentally change the ownership and management of the utility.


Editorial: Sea level rise, growing population put groundwater at risk.

It's an established fact that rising sea levels will affect the supply of fresh groundwater along the South Carolina coast — it already has, especially in some shallower, private wells east of U.S. Highway 17.


Solving pollution from solvents requires solvent Superfund

There's a once-in-a-long-time chance to refill the fund that once cleaned up New Jersey. Let's not blow it.

Editorial: Bay Area refinery rules would improve environment and health

Reducing particulate matter emissions can help address one of the region’s most-significant air pollution hazards.

Climate change - onward and upward, or disastrously downward

Will electric vehicles be able to handle the steep and tough road Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern acknowledges stretches ahead of us following the release of the Climate Change Commission's final report?


Trevor Hancock: On climate, it's short-term pain for long-term gain, backed by courts

One of the biggest challenges in addressing climate change is that it's a very slow-moving ­crisis. We need to take action now in order to avert problems many years, even decades, into the future.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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