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Yet another California electric vehicle is coming. But this start-up has manufacturing expertise

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Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:49am

The latest electric vehicle Silicon Valley start-up held its coming-out party Wednesday to introduce two crossover sport utility vehicles. Another EV player? Yes. But this one comes with some unusual twists.

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Southern California might foot the bill for delta tunnels project — with no promise of reimbursement

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Thu, 03/29/2018 - 5:33pm

Southern California's biggest water agency is considering picking up most of the bill for overhauling the state's waterworks without any guarantee that it will eventually recoup its additional, multibillion-dollar investment.

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Leaked Memo: EPA Shows Workers How To Downplay Climate Change

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Thu, 03/29/2018 - 5:29pm

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday evening sent employees a list of eight approved talking points on climate change from its Office of Public Affairs ― guidelines that promote a message of uncertainty about climate science and gloss over proposed cuts to key adaptation programs.

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EPA poised to scrap fuel economy targets that are key to curbing global warming — setting up clash with California

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Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:06pm

The Trump administration is poised to abandon America's pioneering fuel economy targets for cars and SUVs, a move that would undermine one of the world's most aggressive programs to confront climate change and invite another major confrontation with California.

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California’s fishing industry is drying up. We need to think big on climate change

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Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:05pm

When I was ten, I taught myself how to fish in California’s redwood-lined Russian River, once a world-renowned wild steelhead rainbow trout sport fishery. Today, as a veteran trout and salmon sport angler I see how climate change threatens our wild trout and salmon populations and our outdoor traditions.