The state of California has approved a law which commits it to meeting the carbon emissions limits in the Paris climate deal. The cap and trade program uses market forces to reduce CO2 emissions.
The most destructive wildfires in southern California's history continued to rage across Northern LA, threatening major coastal towns. The so-called Thomas Fire has already scorched an area larger than New York City.
California Governor Jerry Brown has emerged as the default climate leader for the US. At the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, Brown tells DW's Environment Editor Sonya Diehn what it takes to beat Trump on climate.
For the second time in two months, wind-driven fires are tearing through California communities. So far, rows of homes and a psychiatric hospital lie in ruins and tens of thousands of people have fled for their lives.
A gunman went on a rampage in a small US town, killing four people and injuring at least 10 others. Police say a lockdown at a nearby school prevented an even worse outcome.
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