Category Archives: Global Warming

Drought kills 12 million trees in California’s national forests

Millions of trees continue to die in California due to drought and bark beetle invasion Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2015 Rangers in the San Bernardino National Forest call them “red trees.” Instead of the … Continue reading

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In store for visitors to Yosemite: a drier, browner park

Park’s famous falls will be less of a draw this year Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2015 Yosemite National Park is bracing for its driest year on record, with visitor bureaus downplaying the allure of … Continue reading

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John Muir’s legacy questioned as centennial of his death nears

Critics say that 100 years of population growth, urban sprawl, demographic shifts, climate change make John Muir irrelevant Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, November 13, 2014 ohn Muir is the patron saint of environmentalism, an epic figure … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide Level Passes Long-Feared Milestone

Atmospheric reading at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa tops what some say is a crisis point. Source of this article: The New York Times, May 10, 2014 The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed … Continue reading

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July burns up the records, becoming hottest U.S. month ever

Average temperature in the Lower 48 was 3.3 degrees above normal, data show. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, August 9, 2012 July was the hottest month ever recorded in the United States, beating the previous record set … Continue reading

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Koch-funded climate change skeptic reverses course

A Berkely professor makes a surprise ‘total turnaround’ in a study funded by doubters of global warming. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2012 WASHINGTON – The verdict is in: Global warming is occurring and emissions … Continue reading

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‘Fracking’ oil extraction method widely used in California with little oversight

Regulators and lawmakers know very little about how and where oil companies employ hydraulic fracturing in the state. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2012 Energy companies across California are injecting a mysterious mix of chemicals … Continue reading

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Saving desert tortoises is a costly hurdle for solar projects

BrightSource Energy has spent $56 million so far to protect the threatened creatures, but calamities have befallen the effort. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, March 4, 2012 Stubborn does not come close to describing the desert tortoise, … Continue reading

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Natural gas: Cheap, clean and risky

Natural gas has a key role in our energy future, but it must be handled with care. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, January 3, 2012 (Op-Ed) By Hal Harvey Political leaders from both parties argue that natural … Continue reading

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Greenhouse gases climbing, federal report finds

The Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, which measures the combined heating effect of the top greenhouse gases, has risen 29% since 1990. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, November 11, 2011. By Dean Kuipers, Los Angeles Times Greenhouse gases … Continue reading

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