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California Governor Jerry Brown is telling the U.N. Climate Conference that Americans are reducing their carbon footprint, in spite of President Donald Trump rejecting the Paris climate deal.  Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling reports.

Coastal Communities suing big oil companies over climate change face a tough fight in California courts. Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports on challenges Marin and San Mateo Counties as well as the city of Imperial Beach might be taking on.

California Governor Jerry Brown is planning a Climate Action Summit in 2018 bringing partners together from around the country and the world in support of the Paris Agreement.  KVCR's Rick Dulock shares this story from CPRN.

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While the Trump administration has promised to cut back on efforts to fight climate change, California is part of a coalition of state and local governments around the globe that vow to continue the fight against global warming.  More in this story from Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford.

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A new report says climate change has led to double the number of acres burned in forest fires since 1984.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio has more.

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The "Governator" returned to Sacramento yesterday.  Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined current Gov. Jerry Brown and other state leaders to mark the 10th anniversary of the historic climate change law that's considered a main part of his legacy.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

California will further slash greenhouse gas emissions after Gov. Jerry Brown singed legislation yesterday (Thursday) to extend the nation's most ambitious climate change law.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, Brown hopes it sends a message across the country.

At the Democratic Convention last week Governor Jerry Brown reiterated California's vision for fighting climate change. But things are not moving quickly if at all. Ben Adler reports from Capital Public Radio in Sacramento.

There will be a significant California presence at the United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris this week.  In addition to Governor Jerry Brown, the state's legislative leaders are each taking delegations, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Mountain meadows, a crucial part of California's ecosystem have almost disappeared. They act like natural reservoirs, storing and cleaning water. Meadows may also provide another benefit - capturing greenhouse gases. In this report from Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton, scientists are trying to discover if restoring meadows can play a small part in combating climate change. 

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Governor Jerry Brown is a champion of environmental regulations.  Recently he's pointed to the influx of refugees into Europe as something California might experience because of climate change.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr has some reactions.

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Governor Jerry Brown's priority legislative push to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California has run into a roadblock in the state Senate.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more. 

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California is already dealing with the effects of climate change.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, scientists and policy experts are discussing how to better manage and adapt to those changes during a conference in Sacramento this week.

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Climate change is playing a part in California's drought.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, research released yesterday [Thursday] suggests global warming is making the drought worse.

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Communities up and down the coast are grappling with the potential effects of rising sea levels.  Now the California Coastal Commission is providing some guidance.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports on action taken yesterday [Wednesday].

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President Obama says it is time for the U.S. to get serious about climate change, but long-time observers say California law and policymakers have been enacting tough environmental laws for years. Katie Orr brings this report from Capital Public Radio.

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Climate change has clearly caught the attention of Californians. A new poll shows wide support for the state's current and future efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. From Capital Public Radio - Ben Adler reports.

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Southern California's June Gloom is getting a boost, as the remnants of tropical storm Blanca make their way through the Inland Empire today.  What can we expect from the former hurricane?  KVCR's Matt Guilhem spoke to a pair of meteorologists and has this report.

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California lawmakers have advanced several measures intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next few decades.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

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A report released Monday calls California a "world leader" in cutting greenhouse gas emissions -- second in the world only to France.  The report provides evidence that leaders can grow the economy and reduce the carbon footprint at the same time.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more in this story from California News Service.

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Governor Jerry Brown is encouraging regional governments around the world to follow California's lead on climate change.  Yesterday (Tuesday) he and international leaders signed an agreement to reduce carbon emissions.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

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Governor Jerry Brown calls climate change a slow-rolling crisis that must be addressed. And he's trying to get other governments to follow California's lead in reducing carbon emissions. Capitol Public Radio's Katie Orr has more.

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California state Senate Democrats have unveiled legislation that would fulfill Governor Jerry Brown's climate change goals of reducing reliance on fossil fuels.  Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports.

Has California's Chinook Salmon Run Collapsed?

Jan 28, 2015
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California and federal wildlife agencies say the entire winter run of naturally-spawning Chinook salmon may have collapsed in 2014.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the agencies will begin releasing triple the number of hatchery-raised juveniles next week.

NOAA: Drought Not Caused By Climate Change

Dec 9, 2014
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Climate researchers say new data show that California's drought is a natural --not a man-made -- phenomenon.  Capital Public Radio Network's Amy Quinton explains.