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California governor scrambles for support on climate deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade is scheduled to go before legislative committees Thursday, despite opposition from some environmental advocates.

Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers have struggled to line up support with Democratic legislative leaders indicating Wednesday that climate and air quality negotiations had expanded to include the state's lack of affordable housing. Read more

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Adverse effects of personal care products double in 2016

Dive Brief:

  • A significant number of beauty and wellness products caused adverse affects as reported by users, according to a study published this month in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine scientists in Chicago. Researchers tracked reports from 2004 to 2016, which numbered 5,144 total and rose from 706 in 2015 to 1,591 last year, according to the report.
  • The three categories implicated most often — showing increased reports of adverse affects — were hair care, skin care and...
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Take A Look At The New ‘Consensus’ On Global Warming

A scientific consensus has emerged among top mainstream climate scientists that “skeptics” or “lukewarmers” were not long ago derided for suggesting — there was a nearly two-decade long “hiatus” in global warming that climate models failed to accurately predict or replicate. A new paper, led by climate scientist Benjamin Santer, adds to the ever-expanding volume of “hiatus” literature embracing popular arguments advanced by skeptics, and even uses satellite temperature datasets to show reduced atmospheric warming. Read more...
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