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EPA blocks CNN and Associated Press journalists from attending Pruitt speech

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Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:02pm

The Environmental Protection Agency blocked reporters from several news outlets from a national summit on Tuesday where Scott Pruitt, the agency's chief, was speaking.

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What happened to the 'affordable' $35,000 Tesla Model 3?

Published: 
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:51pm

It's March 2016. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is on stage for the dramatic unveiling of the Tesla Model 3.

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JetSuite strikes a deal for hybrid electric planes with start-up Zunum Aero

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Wed, 05/23/2018 - 6:49pm

Irvine charter jet operator JetSuite will add hybrid electric planes to its fleet starting in 2022. It is the first substantial commercial order of an aircraft technology that could cut fuel costs and emissions, and make flights quieter.

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Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses

Published: 
Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:00pm

When Chinese battery maker BYD Ltd. approached Southern California officials in 2008 touting ambitious plans to build electric cars, local politicians jumped at the promise of thousands of jobs and cleaner air.

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Precipitation whiplash and climate change threaten California’s freshwater

Published: 
Mon, 05/14/2018 - 1:45pm

Imagine the snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains as a giant reservoir providing water for 23 million people throughout California. During droughts, this snow reserve shrinks, affecting water availability in the state.