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Take A Deep Breath And Read About How Bad LA Smog Really Is

Published: 
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 2:25pm

Gross black dust on your windowsill. Sickly yellow haze that obscures the mountains. Childhood memories of recess cancelled due to smog alerts.

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Climate change could make this year the worst yet for valley fever

Published: 
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:59pm

Rob Purdie is an upbeat guy. You can hear it in his unfailingly positive statements, his voice tinged with a Central Valley twang from a life spent in Bakersfield.

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Can any new Tesla chairman stand up to Elon Musk?

Published: 
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:54pm

In a deal struck Saturday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle fraud charges, Tesla Inc. agreed to bring in two new independent directors to its nine-member board and name an independent chairman to replace Elon Musk. Musk keeps a seat on the board and remains the company’s chief executive.

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Mercury Can Cause Brain Damage In Kids. The EPA Wants To Weaken Rules On Its Emissions.

Published: 
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:00pm

The Trump administration is taking steps to significantly weaken a major Obama-era regulation that curbs the amount of mercury that power plants are allowed to emit, according to multiple reports.

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Trump’s NAFTA Revision Ignores Climate Change, Bolsters Oil And Gas Industries

Published: 
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 5:48pm

President Donald Trump’s deal to tweak the trade agreement among the United States, Mexico and Canada won early praise for changes meant to raise wages and improve safety regulations on cross-border trucking.