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The West is suffering climate hell. But there's still hope

To visualize the hellishness of the climate crisis in 2021, look no further than General Sherman, the world’s largest tree, wrapped in fire-resistant foil to protect the legendary giant sequoia from flames burning a path of destruction through the Sierra Nevada.

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Margaret Wertheim: Even plastic coral artwork can't survive climate change

Even art can be destroyed by the toxic effects of our runaway carbon emissions. Even plastic art.

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Editorial: Regulators must force oil refineries to cut smog

For the sake of the planet and the health of local communities, we need much more stringent and direct regulation of oil industry pollution until we phase out fossil fuels entirely.

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New micro forests aimed at fighting climate change are popping up around L.A.

Instant forests are popping up around L.A. to fight climate change and bring shade and beauty to the urban core.
Peter Gleick: California faces water issues amid drought, climate change

Peter Gleick: California faces water issues amid drought, climate change

The water year starts now. If it's wet or dry, the fact remains — there is no new water to be had in the West.
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If you drink coffee, you need to care about climate change

Climate change means you'll be paying more for coffee, every day, for possibly the rest of your life. And it may not taste as good.

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Northern California fishing adapts to drought, climate change

The planet is warming, and the waters are changing. Rising ocean temperatures have upended marine ecosystems. Drought and record-breaking heat are drying up the rivers where salmon hatch before migrating to the sea.