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California’s Monarch Butterflies Critically Low for 2nd Year

SAN FRANCISCO — The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed. “We had hoped that the western monarch population wo...

Opinion: Sierra Tree Deaths Punctuate Climate Urgency

When the Navy brought me to California in 1990, I immediately fell in love with the beauty of the backcountry and the trees of San Diego County. In fact, the majesty of sugar pines 6 foot in diameter, the enormous white fir, the incense cedar, Jeffrey pines an...
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Australian PM’s Leadership Criticized During Wildfire Crisis

CANBERRA, Australia — As his country burned, Australia's prime minister was cursed and jeered out of a town, called an “idiot,” a “moron” and worse, and skewered at home and abroad for his dismissive response toward climate change. “I think it’s done lastin...
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In Sweden’s Arctic, Ice Atop Snow Leaves Reindeer Starving

KIRUNA, Sweden — Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountain top overlooking his reindeer in the Swedish arctic. “If we don’t find better areas for them...