Hateful Little Cannibal Squirrels Could Help California Drought

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Farmers hate Belding’s ground squirrels. But they may be an essential piece of the state’s ecosystems.

Yup. A Climate Change Denier Will Oversee NASA. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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And another one will oversee NOAA.

Stanford Professors Urge Withdrawal From Fossil Fuel Investments

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Faculty members call on university to recognize urgency of climate change and divest from all oil, coal and gas companies.

How Much Fracking Is Happening in the Gulf of Mexico?

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A new lawsuit seeks to find out.

Leave Fossil Fuels Buried to Prevent Climate Change, Study Urges

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New research identifies which reserves must not be burned to keep global temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius.

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