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To save water, an underground movement to bank El Niño's rainfall

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Tue, 11/10/2015 (All day)

Gary Serrato watched as a tractor worked its way across a field of dried-up weeds, slicing the sandy dirt into orderly furrows.

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Former Tesla workers launch mysterious Gardena start-up with ties to Chinese multibillionaire

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Fri, 11/06/2015 (All day)

In an industrial corner of Gardena, near a credit union and pet cemetery, a small white sign in front of a metal building reads “Faraday Future,” with a number to call for deliveries.

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Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General

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Fri, 11/06/2015 (All day)

The New York attorney general has begun an investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how such risks might hurt the oil business.

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Obama says he is rejecting the controversial Keystone oil pipeline

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Fri, 11/06/2015 (All day)

President Obama announced Friday that he is rejecting the controversial Keystone pipeline project because it wouldn’t serve U.S. interests, dismissing its potential economic benefits as insignificant in the long run as he sought to close a long-running chapter in the political fight over global warming.

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From "Smogtown" to a model for the world?

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Wed, 11/04/2015 (All day)

The smell of smog makes me nostalgic. My Proustian madeleine moment is walking down the jet stairs to the tarmac at the Burbank airport on a warm day. That particular whiff of ozone and automobile exhaust combined with vaguely sweet overtones of citrus, chaparral, and hot asphalt gets me every time. I'm a kid again in the 1960s or 1970s, visiting my grandparents in Pasadena, when you couldn't see the San Gabriel Mountains from Vroman's Bookstore, which my grandfather owned and ran with his cousins.