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The Devil Is in the Details: Forming California’s New Groundwater Sustainability Agencies

Dave Owen

“We Don’t Do Groundwater,” the title began, and until recently, that was true—in spite of the immense importance of the resource. Outside of a few urban areas in coastal southern California, California groundwater use regulation was largely an oxymoron. Read more >

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Why Two Degrees Is So Important—Fossil Fuel Companies Can No Longer Ignore the Need to Act

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Achieving a 2°C target will require serious commitments from everyone, especially the companies involved in extracting and producing the fossil fuels that are the main reason we’re in this situation to begin with. Unfortunately, though, many of those companies are not stepping up to the plate. Read more >

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Scientists Fight Proposal to Gut Leading Climate Research Center in Australia

Melanie Fitzpatrick

The Australian government has announced plans to axe several hundred positions at a world-class government research organization. Gutting a flagship climate body is short-sighted, may be in breach of obligations under international treaty, and is simply absurd. Read more >

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Gullah/Geechee Nation Surviving and Thriving as the Sea Rises

Queen Quet

No one was prepared for the supermoon to be coupled with all of this when the rain started falling and falling and falling in South Carolina and graves started to wash out and the sands started to move and as the tides rose, the roads collapsed and as more sands moved the houses fell and the streets flooded and what they had built came down. Read more >

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Climate Equity Report Gives Us Tools to Save Ourselves

Audrey Peterman

The Union of Concerned Scientists’ USA climate equity report, Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Rising Seas, landed in my mailbox the same day two impassioned articles I wrote about the issue appeared in local South Florida Black weekly newspapers. Read more >

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