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Last week, the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, filed separate lawsuits against some of the largest oil companies for their role in contributing to the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which in turn has caused warmer temperatures.

Staff Writer Edwin Delgado can be reached at edelgado@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3440.

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