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Satellites detect no real climate benefit from 10 years of forest carbon offsets in California

Millions of dollars have gone into California’s forest carbon offset program – with little new carbon storage to show for it, a new study suggests.
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What Yosemite looks like in 2100 with climate change

How is climate change affecting some of the park’s premier attractions — for instance, the firefall event? And how will climate change impact the environments within the park, the creatures who live there and the visitor experience? Will it eventually strip Yosemite of its awe-inspiring beauty?

Officials pull ‘emergency lever’ as Lake Powell plunges to new low
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Officials pull ‘emergency lever’ as Lake Powell plunges to new low

The West's second-largest reservoir could be at risk of losing the ability to generate hydropower as officials rush to fill it.
Western U.S. may be entering its most severe drought in modern history
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Western U.S. may be entering its most severe drought in modern history

The stage is set for an escalation of extreme dry conditions, with widespread water restrictions expected and yet another dangerous fire season ahead.
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Climate scientists on Earth's two futures

Climate scientists on Earth's two futures

The worst effects of climate change don't have to happen, scientists say. But humans' actions in the near future will determine if they do.
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