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New York City Bills Would Set The Stage To Replace Rikers Island Jail With A Solar Farm

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Wed, 06/12/2019 - 6:19pm

The New York City Council is preparing to consider a trio of bills that would set the stage to convert the infamously violent jail complex on Rikers Island into a solar farm and wastewater treatment facility.

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A new strategy is saving endangered California sea turtles from deadly fishing nets

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Wed, 06/12/2019 - 5:14pm

In Southern California the inherent tension between conservation and fisheries is evident in the trade-off between the need to protect endangered sea turtles from getting caught in fishing nets and the importance of commercial swordfish as a source of income and livelihood for California fishers.

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White House rejects carmakers’ plea for a deal with California on emissions

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Sat, 06/08/2019 - 1:49pm

The White House is moving forward with plans to significantly weaken vehicle pollution standards, rejecting a last-minute appeal to President Trump by some of the world’s largest car manufacturers to restart negotiations with California.

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Southern California’s most toxic polluters will pay more under air board’s fee hike

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Sat, 06/08/2019 - 1:45pm

Southern California air quality officials will dramatically raise fees on toxic polluters in an effort to make oil refineries, manufacturers and other industries pay a greater share of the cost of monitoring and regulating their most health-threatening emissions.

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California has too much solar power. That might be good for ratepayers

Published: 
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 3:35pm

California set two renewable energy records last week: the most solar power ever flowing on the state’s main electric grid, and the most solar power ever taken offline because it wasn’t needed.