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Trump's effort to revoke California's emission rules will be a disaster — for the auto industry

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Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:46pm

The old adage about being sorry when you get what you asked for is about to land squarely on the head of the automobile industry.

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Don't let Trump and Pruitt Make America Smoggy Again

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Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:40pm

The world is increasingly speeding toward a future of clean, zero-emissions cars. China — the largest auto market on the planet — plans to ban the sale of new vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel engines in the coming decades. Until then, the Chinese government requires that carmakers sell an increasing number of hybrid and electric vehicles in the country each year.

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EPA abandons fuel mileage goals and seeks to revoke California's ability to set its own standard

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Mon, 04/02/2018 - 1:06pm

Setting up its most aggressive clash yet with California over environmental standards, the Trump administration signaled Monday that it may revoke the state's ability under the Clean Air Act to impose stricter rules for vehicle emissions.

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The Sierra Nevada snowpack will be 64% smaller by the end of this century. We need to prepare now

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Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:13pm

Although recent storms have dumped heavy snow across the Sierra Nevada, Monday's snowpack measurement will almost certainly show that it is still well below average. Last week, the Sierra-wide reading put the total snowpack at 15.8 inches of water content, or 43% below normal.

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How Cape Town found water savings California never dreamed of

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Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:08pm

A six-car municipal police convoy skidded to a halt outside a Cape Town house, and police leaped from their cars at the offending sight: a trickle of hose water splashing onto a squat red flower.