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Environment

California asks other states to fill void on climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California was clear about its ambitions when it enacted a law on global warming just over a decade ago. Progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the law said, would have "far-reaching effects by encouraging other states, the federal government and other countries to act."

Environment

Do you believe in climate change?

A recent report by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans believes that the climate is changing, mostly because of human activities, and that carbon emissions should be scaled back. If you're one of them, or if you're concerned about pollution, water scarcity, food shortages or deforestation, then you really should go vegan. And Earth Day, April 22, is a fitting time to do so.

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March for Science at Yosemite National Park

People walk through Yosemite National Park during the March for Science in Yosemite, Calif., on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Scientists and science supporters across the nation and the world are marching this Earth Day to support scientific research.
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March for Science at Yosemite National Park 1:51

March for Science at Yosemite National Park

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Merced adds three new police officer

'Let black people go!' shooting spree suspect Kori Muhammad yells in court 0:22

'Let black people go!' shooting spree suspect Kori Muhammad yells in court

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What does space debris look like? This animation shows you