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Lamp Uses Saltwater To Bring Light To Impoverished Communities

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Tue, 08/18/2015 (All day)

A Filipino brother and sister have engineered a product that will provide the country's off-the-grid communities with an affordable lighting solution. 

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New EPA Rules Will Aim To Cut Methane Emissions By 40 Percent

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Tue, 08/18/2015 (All day)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose regulations on Tuesday aimed at cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent over the next decade from 2012 levels, a source familiar with the issue said on Monday.

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Skip the Car Charger: Roads With a Jolt of Electricity Are Coming to the U.K.

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Tue, 08/18/2015 (All day)

Sure, ditching a gas guzzler in favor of an ultra-low-emission, electricity-powered vehicle is better for the environment. But what happens if you’re on a road trip, your electric car’s battery runs out of juice, and—horror—there’s no outlet around to plug in for a recharge?

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The next drought: Water officials endorse a 'less is more' strategy for the future

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Mon, 08/17/2015 (All day)

Glimpses of California's water future:

A sprawl of sewage treatment plants, recharge basins and desalination facilities, stretching out across an industrial backlot near Rancho Cucamonga.

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L.A. will add bike and bus lanes, cut car lanes in sweeping policy shift

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Tue, 08/11/2015 (All day)

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a sweeping transportation plan that calls for the addition of hundreds of miles of new bicycle lanes, bus-only lanes and other road redesigns over the next 20 years.