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Tapping landfills to generate power seemed smart. So why is the industry threatened?

Published: 
Tue, 10/25/2016 (All day)

Tapping methane produced from decaying garbage in landfills to generate electricity was among California’s earliest experiments in renewable energy.

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Renewable Energy Is About to Get Supersized

Published: 
Mon, 10/24/2016 (All day)

Get ready for the supergrid.

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The Clean Air Act Was Supposed To Protect Us. Here’s Why It’s Not

Published: 
Wed, 10/12/2016 (All day)

ALBANY, N.Y. — When Deneen Carter-El moved to the Ezra Prentice Homes in Albany’s South End two decades ago, she thought the beige-colored townhouses and trimmed lawns would be a welcome change from high-rise public housing.

But appearances were deceiving.

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SF Bay ecosystem collapsing as rivers diverted, scientists report

Published: 
Wed, 10/12/2016 (All day)

WASHINGTON — Evidence of what scientists are calling the planet’s Sixth Mass Extinction is appearing in San Francisco Bay and its estuary, the largest on the Pacific Coast of North and South America, according to a major new study.

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When spark meets sprawl: Building in wildlands increases fire risk

Published: 
Wed, 10/12/2016 (All day)

Fire is as common to Western states as the drought-dried shrubs that feed the flames.