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How the marvel of electric light became a global blight to health

Published: 
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 4:19pm

Light pollution is often characterised as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to change. Light at night constitutes a massive assault on the ecology of the planet, including us.

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California's salmon industry fears it will be wiped out by Trump

Published: 
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 2:17pm

Heather Sears has been fishing for salmon out of this unassuming coastal community for nearly two decades. This year, for the first time since she arrived in 1999, she won’t be going out to sea.

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California's destructive summer brings blunt talk about climate change

Published: 
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 2:13pm

At Scripps Pier in San Diego, the surface water reached the highest temperature in 102 years of records, 78.8 degrees.

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Musk says Tesla will be self-funded, shunning Wall Street

Published: 
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:45am

The most eye-popping moment in Tesla’s earnings call with analysts Wednesday was not when Chief Executive Elon Musk apologized to the analysts he dissed on a previous call in May. It was not the fact that Tesla posted a $717-million loss for the quarter, or cut down on its cash burn.

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In the California desert, a farm baron is building a water and energy empire

Published: 
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:53pm

The full story of Mike Abatti’s enormous influence — over the desert’s Colorado River water, agriculture and energy — has never been told. Until now.