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More California Communities File Lawsuits Against Fossil Fuel Companies

The city and county of Santa Cruz have filed lawsuits against 29 fossil fuel companies, holding them responsible for the impacts of climate change.

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Sand in the gears of climate change

For decades it’s been well understood that soft-sand beaches move — and that hard structures like concrete sea walls and stone jetties can in fact accelerate erosion. With climate change — rising sea levels and more frequent violent storms — the inevitable beach erosion and migration has only increased.

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Effects of climate change could accelerate by mid-century

Environmental models are showing that the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the middle of the 21st century, and a number of ecosystem and weather conditions could consistently decline even more in the future.

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Did climate change worsen the Southern California fires?

Seven of California’s 10 largest modern wildfires have occurred in the last 14 years. (The state began keeping reliable records in 1932.) Given the scale of the blazes, and their increasing regularity, it makes sense to ask: Does global warming have anything to do with this?

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Future arctic sea ice loss could dry out California

Arctic sea ice loss of the magnitude expected in the next few decades could impact California’s rainfall and exacerbate future droughts, according to new research led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists.

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Top US firms including Walmart and Ford oppose Trump on climate change

The big businesses Donald Trump claims to champion are increasingly choosing to ignore the US president’s sceptical stance on climate change and press ahead towards their own environmental goals without him.

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Greenland’s melting glaciers may someday flood your city

Meltwater from Greenland is the largest current contributor to global sea level rise — double that of Antarctica — making the island ground zero for scientists studying climate change.

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As oceans warm, the World’s kelp forests begin to disappear

Kelp forests — luxuriant coastal ecosystems that are home to a wide variety of marine biodiversity — are being wiped out from Tasmania to California, replaced by sea urchin barrens that are nearly devoid of life.

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If we act on climate change now, the economic prize will be immense

Nearly 7,500 cities worldwide have already come together to promote and support climate action. They know that sustainable cities are successful cities.

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