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Cambodia Nabs More Than 3 Tons Of Illegal Ivory

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A tip from the U.S. Embassy alerted Cambodian authorities to a haul of at least 3.2 tons of ivory that shipped from Mozambique.

Quoting 'The Lorax,' Court Pulls Permit For Pipeline Crossing Appalachian Trail

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The federal judges noted "the Forest Service's serious environmental concerns that were suddenly, and mysteriously, assuaged in time to meet a private pipeline company's deadlines."

Fire victims can get debris removal, but many don't know it

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It's at no out-of-pocket cost to homeowners, but many don't know the service is being offered. And the deadline to participate is fast approaching.

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Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections

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The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule as too expansive.

This hiking spot is being cleared to reduce a flood threat

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In Pasadena, the Hahamongna Watershed Park behind Devil's Gate Dam is a hidden gem of a hiking area, filled with trees and plants.

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Kate Orff: How Can Oysters Revive New York City's Waterways?

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Oysters filter water, their shells form protective reefs and habitats, and regenerate into more oyster shells. Kate Orff uses oysters to revive depleted ecosystems — like those around New York City.

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California Gives Final OK To Requiring Solar Panels On New Houses

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Single and small multi-family homes must include solar panels starting in 2020. Recent extreme weather events such as wildfires and drought make the need clear, a state official says.

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Up Again. What Now, Climate?

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The fortuitous dip in emissions of the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, during the past three years is over, as economies turn up. The trend in the near future looks grim, say climate scientists.

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Fishermen Sue Big Oil For Its Role In Climate Change

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The food industry is already feeling the effects of climate change, which will likely force expensive adaptations in the future. At least one sector is looking to make energy companies pay.

Trump Administration Says Companies Can 'Incidentally Harass' Marine Mammals

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It's a decision opposed by environmental groups, who say the blasts could harm marine animals, and some coastal communities, who fear it could be a precursor to offshore drilling.

What Will Persuade Rice Farmers In Punjab To Stop Setting Fires In Their Fields?

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Each fall, Indian farmers burn the stubble of rice plants — a fast way to clear fields. But the smoke adds to India's awful air pollution.

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Climate Change Slows Oil Company Plan To Drill In The Arctic

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Development of the first oil production facility in federal Arctic waters will take longer than planned. That's because warming temperatures are melting the sea ice needed to build it.

SoCal Edison is pushing to cut the fire risk from its power lines

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Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the Woolsey fire, but one of the things they're looking at is a brief outage Nov. 8 at a Southern California Edison substation in Ventura County that occurred two minutes before the fire was reported nearby.

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Judge Puts Keystone XL Pipeline On Hold Pending Further Environmental Study

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Judge Brian Morris wrote the State Department's analysis of the pipeline's potential environmental impact fell short of a "hard look" on several items, including greenhouse gas emissions.

The future of L.A.'s drinking water is underground

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Federal drinking water regulations now require open-air reservoirs to be covered or replaced. So LADWP is building a new underground reservoir that replaces Silver Lake and Ivanhoe.

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Palau, In Western Pacific, Is First Nation To Ban 'Reef-Toxic' Sunscreens

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The bio-diverse country says it has a responsibility to conserve its reefs. However, researchers say there are more effective and less toxic sunscreens available.