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  • Peru climate change talks slowed by clashes of rich and poor nations

    International climate talks in Lima, Peru, are entering their final week, with few hints of whether a newfound optimism that marked the start of negotiations will ultimately translate into an agreement that would rein in climate change. Convened by...
  • Counties' ambitious stream restoration projects stir debate

    Counties' ambitious stream restoration projects stir debate
    Whitemarsh Run looks a mess, more a construction site than a stream. With its flow temporarily dammed and diverted, a track hoe is carving out a new, more sinuous channel for the badly degraded waterway running through a built-up patch of northeastern...
  • Beijing's smog makes Los Angeles air look good

    How does a normal day in Beijing compare with one in Los Angeles? The answer, it turns out, is both simple and complex. Los Angeles' skies are among the most foul in the United States: In the American Lung Assn.'s 2014 national State of the Air...
  • The fight against non-carbon dioxide greenhouse gasses

    To the editor: The Times highlights the need to reduce short-lived climate pollutants to fully tackle global warming. California has a long history of leadership in this area. ("What about those other greenhouse gases?," Editorial, Sept. 22) For...
  • Thousands pack New York's streets to march against climate change

    As thousands of peaceful demonstrators descended on Manhattan on Sunday to draw attention to a warming world, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry called on the world’s biggest economies to shake off two decades of gridlock and take significant...
  • How carbon cuts are measured determines winners, losers

     How carbon cuts are measured determines winners, losers
    With states under pressure to cut greenhouse gases, a battle is expected to ensue over how to measure those cuts. The reason: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which has proposed the reductions, has avoided telling states how carbon dioxide...
  • Orlando airport turns down PETA ad attacking SeaWorld

    Orlando airport turns down PETA ad attacking SeaWorld
    Animal-rights group PETA wants to pay for advertising inside Orlando International Airport to attack SeaWorld's use of killer whales, but the airport won't clear it for takeoff. The ad, depicting a killer whale chomping on the leg of SeaWorld's CEO,...
  • Climate change may add billions to wildfire costs, study says

    As wildfires burned in California, a study by several major environmental groups estimated that climate change could mean that future blazes will be much larger and add billions of dollars to already costly losses. The 46-page study released Tuesday,...
  • ComEd closely guarding smart meter data

     ComEd closely guarding smart meter data
    If you're one of the approximately 425,000 people in Commonwealth Edison's service territory with a newly installed smart meter, a cadre of companies is lining up for the energy data relayed by that meter. Their businesses would help people cut their...
  • Seafood Watch cites dramatic turnaround in rockfish, other West Coast fish

    Seafood Watch cites dramatic turnaround in rockfish, other West Coast fish
    In a major turnaround that argues for strong fisheries management, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s trusted Seafood Watch program has upgraded the status of 21 commercially important fish, including most species of Pacific rockfish in a report released...
  • Brown, Mexican officials sign climate pact during governor's trip

    When federal leaders in Washington needed new ideas for slashing vehicle pollution, they looked west to California, which had already enacted tighter standards. Now Gov. Jerry Brown said he hopes Mexico takes the same approach to combating climate...