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Sierra Nevada Snowpack Shrinks to Lowest Level in 500 Years
Sierra Nevada Snowpack Comparison
September 24th, 2015
The snowpack in California's Sierra Nevada mountains is the lowest in centuries, which isn't good news for the drought in the region now or in the future.
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China Announces World’s Largest Cap and Trade Program
Power plant in northern China.
September 25th, 2015
China announced the world's largest cap and trade program on Friday, in a step toward tackling climate change.
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Pope's Climate Call Misses Population Problem, Scientists Say
Pope Francis, global warming
September 24th, 2015
Pope Francis did the world a service with his encyclical addressing climate change, but he failed to address population growth, scientists say.
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Starving Polar Bear Photo: Don't Blame (Just) Climate Change
September 15th, 2015
A dramatic photograph of a starving polar bear went viral online, but scientists say it's a stretch to definitively link polar-bear starvation to climate change.
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It’s After Labor Day, So Why Is It Still So Hot?
U.S. temperatures Sept. 8, 2015
September 8th, 2015
Unseasonable heat has much of the U.S. in its grip. Global warming will likely make heat waves more intense.
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Water Woes: Firefighters Get Creative to Douse Flames in California
firefighters at the rough fire
September 25th, 2015
California's drought is not only fueling more frequent and voracious wildfires, but also making it more difficult for firefighters to get the water they need to douse flames, experts say.
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Energy Vampires: Pulling the Plug on Idle Electronics (Op-Ed)
September 23rd, 2015
Idle electronics, the energy vampires in nearly every U.S. home, aren't going away — but you can take steps to pull the plug, and save some money.
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Firestorm Leaves ‘Mass Destruction’ in California
drought, wildfire, climate change
September 14th, 2015
Drought-fueled wildfires over the weekend destroyed hundreds of homes and killed at least one person.
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