Author Archives: Debra Kahn

California Truck Rules Set Up Potential Conflict with Trump Administration

The rules seek to preserve the state’s authority to regulate emissions from two sectors that the administration has backed away from

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Melting Ice Could Cause More California Droughts

Sea ice loss in the Arctic may trigger atmospheric effects that drive precipitation away from the state

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Scientists See Climate Change in California’s Wildfires

Strong winds and months of record-high temperatures have fueled the destructive fires

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Carbon Offsets Really Do Help Lower Emissions

 In California, offsets from forests totaled 4.7 million metric tons of carbon in 2015

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Carbon Offsets Really Do Help Lower Emissions

 In California, offsets from forests totaled 4.7 million metric tons of carbon in 2015

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China Is Preparing to Launch the World’s Biggest Carbon Market

The emissions market will cover roughly a quarter of the country’s industrial CO2

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China Is Preparing to Launch the World’s Biggest Carbon Market

The emissions market will cover roughly a quarter of the country’s industrial CO2

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Court Upholds California’s Cap-and-Trade Program

The state’s landmark system for curbing carbon emissions can continue through at least 2020

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California Adopts Strict Rules for Methane Emissions

One of the biggest challenges will be to figure out how to reduce emissions from the state’s 1.4 million dairy cows

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Scientists Increasingly Speak Out

And they are seeking training at record numbers on how to better communicate with the public

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Greenhouse Gases Made West Coast Drought Worse

Excessive warmth, not lack of precipitation, drove low snowpack in Spring 2016

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Greenhouse Gases Made West Coast Drought Worse

Excessive warmth, not lack of precipitation, drove low snowpack in Spring 2016

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California May Put Climate Plan to a Public Vote

Gov. Jerry Brown is determined to cement the state’s climate goals by law or by vote

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California to Extend Cap-and-Trade System to 2050

The price of allowances will rise also, encouraging businesses to clean up emissions

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Severe Wildfires Rekindle Controversial Call for Deliberate Burns

Century-long buildup of dead wood and clutter is making bad fires worse, officials claim

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Can Renewables Replace Nuclear Power?

A deal is struck to close California’s last nuclear power plant, replacing the lost electricity through renewables and energy efficiency

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Oregon Could Widen Carbon Trading across North America

A plan under study would link the state to California and Quebec

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