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The common thread in California's wildfires: heat like the state has never seen

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Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:30pm

The northern Sacramento Valley was well on its way to recording the hottest July on record when the Carr fire swept into town Thursday.

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The world's largest solar farm rises in the remote Egyptian desert

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Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:17pm

In 1913 on the outskirts of Cairo, an inventor from Philadelphia named Frank Shuman built the world’s first solar thermal power station, using the abundant Egyptian sunshine to pump 6,000 gallons of water a minute from the Nile to irrigate a nearby cotton field.

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Supreme Court Blocks White House Attempt To Stop Teens’ Climate Suit

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Wed, 08/01/2018 - 1:14pm

The Supreme Court has shot down the Trump administration’s effort to halt a climate change lawsuit launched by a group of young people that accuses the federal government of exacerbating global warming by promoting fossil fuels — and threatening their futures.

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Calculations show bullet train can complete route within 2 hours and 40 minutes. Reality may prove slower

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Tue, 07/31/2018 - 2:44pm

 When California voters approved construction of a bullet train in 2008, they had a legal promise that passengers would be able to speed from Los Angeles to San Francisco in two hours and 40 minutes.

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The Unintended Tragedy Of Colombia’s Peace Deal

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Tue, 07/31/2018 - 1:20pm

Arvey Alvear Daza’s life has been dominated by fear for most of his 37 years. A farmer in Caquetá, a district in southern Colombia, his land on the northwestern edge of the Amazon rainforest placed him in the middle of a decades-long conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and the Colombian government.