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L.A. may charge drivers by the mile, adding freeway tolls to cut congestion

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Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:21pm

For years, Southern California lawmakers have tried to steer clear of decisions that make driving more expensive or miserable, afraid of angering one of their largest groups of constituents.

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'The only thing we can do is adapt': Greenland ice melt reaching 'tipping point,' study finds

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Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:15pm

Climate change is causing Greenland's massive ice sheets to melt much faster than previously thought, a new study has found, and it may be "too late" to do anything about it.

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26 Billionaires Own The Same Wealth As The Poorest 3.8 Billion People

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Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:08pm

The gap between rich and poor is fracturing society, poisoning politics and fueling public anger, according to a new report from anti-poverty nonprofit Oxfam, which found that last year just 26 people owned the same amount of wealth as the poorest 3.8 billion people. This figure is down from 43 the year before.

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Tesla layoffs loom and its stock price plunges as Musk shifts focus from growth to survival

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Tue, 01/22/2019 - 2:05pm

In an email to employees Friday, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk painted a dim picture of the company’s near future. He said Tesla’s cars are “still too expensive for most people,” and that to cut costs, the company would have to cut 7% of its full-time workforce.

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PG&E bankruptcy plan threatens California’s electric car goals

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Tue, 01/22/2019 - 1:59pm

California has set its sights on having millions more electric cars on the road over the next decade, but the planned bankruptcy of Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the state’s largest investor-owned utility, could complicate efforts to achieve that goal.