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Private power lines, not PG&E’s, caused deadly wine country fire, state says

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Mon, 01/28/2019 - 10:53am

The 2017 fire that destroyed thousands of homes in Santa Rosa, Calif., and killed 22 people was caused by private power lines, not ones owned by utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co., a long-awaited state investigation released Thursday concluded.

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Jerry Brown launches back into public life with ‘doomsday’ warning

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Mon, 01/28/2019 - 10:51am

Jerry Brown may be out of elected office, but he has no intention of exiting public life.

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January storms fill up state’s water reserves

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Sat, 01/26/2019 - 1:23pm

Storms swept through California in recent weeks, drenching striking teachers and blocking roads with debris flows in recent burn areas, but they weren’t all bad: The state’s reservoirs are healthy and full, a good sign for the water supply.

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Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Sponsored a Conference That Promoted Climate Change Denial

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Sat, 01/26/2019 - 12:22pm

Google, Facebook, and Microsoft have publicly acknowledged the dangers of global warming, but last week they all sponsored a conference that promoted climate change denial to young libertarians.

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How to solve the world’s plastics problem: Bring back the milk man

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Sat, 01/26/2019 - 2:10pm

It’s the early 1960s. Girls are fainting over the Beatles, Sean Connery is James Bond and a revolutionary trend is sweeping the United States: Plastic.