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Why you can't buy the 'bloody,' meatless Impossible Burger in supermarkets

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Sun, 12/30/2018 - 12:22pm

The famous “bloody,” plant-based Impossible Burger is now available at almost 5,000 restaurants in all 50 states. But that very appearance of bloodiness may have presented another regulatory hurdle for the company and its effort to get the product into supermarkets.

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Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic

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Sun, 12/30/2018 - 11:27am

Japan announced Wednesday that it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts for the animals for the first time in 30 years, but said it would no longer go to the Antarctic for its much-criticized annual killings.

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My kingdom for a charging station: one electric-vehicle driver’s frustrating search

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Sun, 12/30/2018 - 12:17pm

It seemed like a simple plan.

Halfway through a week of test-driving the new all-electric Jaguar I-Pace, and intending to drive the following day to Palm Springs, I decided to find a charging station to bring the car’s battery up to full capacity.

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Renewable-energy project at Glendale landfill will get further environmental review

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Sun, 12/30/2018 - 12:13pm

A proposed renewable-energy plant at the Scholl Canyon Landfill in Glendale will be getting a more thorough review to assuage fears expressed by some residents who think the project poses health and environmental hazards.

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Sierra Nevada snowpack on track to shrink up to 79% by the end of the century, new study finds

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Thu, 12/20/2018 - 4:47pm

The snow season, which started this month, is off to a good start.