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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.

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New rules would make it easier to find oil — and noisier for whales

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

The search for offshore oil begins with a boom.

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Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics

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Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:59am

One afternoon last April, Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, travelled to the Harvey Mine, in Sycamore, Pennsylvania, to declare that the agency had a new direction, which he called “Back to Basics.” 

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Yet another California electric vehicle is coming. But this start-up has manufacturing expertise

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Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:49am

The latest electric vehicle Silicon Valley start-up held its coming-out party Wednesday to introduce two crossover sport utility vehicles. Another EV player? Yes. But this one comes with some unusual twists.

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Southern California might foot the bill for delta tunnels project — with no promise of reimbursement

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Thu, 03/29/2018 - 5:33pm

Southern California's biggest water agency is considering picking up most of the bill for overhauling the state's waterworks without any guarantee that it will eventually recoup its additional, multibillion-dollar investment.