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Converting idle commercial land would ease state’s housing and climate crises

Assembly Bill 2011 would streamline approvals to convert empty strip malls, office parks and parking lots into affordable and mixed-income housing, concentrating development in order to build resilient communities and protect our planet.
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State bills aim to protect workers in extreme heat conditions

With summer in full swing and daily temperatures peaking well over 100 degrees in the Coachella Valley, a local lawmaker is hoping to pass a few proposals this year to address extreme heat conditions in California.

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Importing water to save the Salton Sea is long overdue

The Salton Sea is drying at a faster speed as temperatures rise and there is less water flowing into it. If we are to reverse the situation, this will demand decreasing water use and increasing the cost of water.

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Chuck Parker and Feliz Nunez: Salton Sea restoration must not worsen climate change

If we’re not careful, the well-intentioned effort to restore the Salton Sea could have serious adverse consequences: large emissions of greenhouse gasses that contribute to climate change.

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Mary Creasman: On climate change, California leaders aren't doing enough

Democrats may not be "climate deniers," but too many are "climate delayers" funded by Big Oil, writes the head of an environmental group.
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As climate change disasters rise, insurance, aid programs fall short

The financial mechanisms meant to help disaster victims — private insurance and government relief programs — have never covered all the costs of disaster, but the pain is multiplying as the number of costly events in the U.S. rises swiftly.

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Patrick Murphy and Lee Ann Hill: Climate change increases power outages. Local clean energy can help

In recent years, climate-driven weather events have extended fire risk and power outages deep into winter, leaving millions of Californians without power for multiple days.