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A Big Energy Company Wants You to Go Green by Playing a Smartphone Game

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Wed, 08/26/2015 (All day)

One of the more popular mobile video games these days has nothing to with honing your war craft, committing grand theft auto, or crushing candy.

It’s about green power. And it was made by a giant energy company.

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California Pulls the Plug on Electric Car Subsidies for the Rich

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Wed, 08/26/2015 (All day)

For the past five years, Californians have been eligible for thousands of dollars in state rebates when purchasing an electric car.

Not anymore, at least for the wealthy.

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While You Were on Vacation, a Chunk of Ice the Size of an Asteroid Fell Into the Ocean

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Wed, 08/26/2015 (All day)

Imagine Manhattan buried under a thousand feet of ice. That’s how much of Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier fell into the Arctic Ocean last week, becoming a 7.8-square-mile iceberg.

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It's Dry Out There: 11 Inspiring water-wise landscapes

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Mon, 08/24/2015 (All day)

Drought-tolerant doesn't have to mean dull. Here, we put our past stories to good use and share examples of how some landscape designers and homeowners have tried to save water and fight drought over the years.

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The drought's hidden victim: California's native fish

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Mon, 08/24/2015 (All day)

Last summer, a narrow, rock-rimmed stretch of the Sacramento River near here turned into a mass graveyard for baby salmon.