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Will the Southland wind up holding much of the $17-billion bill for the delta water tunnels?

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Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:54pm

Some of the state’s biggest water districts are about to make their opening moves in a financial chess game that ultimately could saddle the Southland with much of the bill for re-engineering the failing heart of California’s water system.

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Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show

Published: 
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:04am

Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, adding to experts’ fears that microplastics are becoming ubiquitous in the environment and finding their way into the food chain via the salt in our diets.

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Palo Alto bans idling of vehicle engines

Published: 
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 1:35pm

Construction vehicles, tech shuttle buses and even Mark Zuckerberg’s private security detail must stop their idling.

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Nike Agrees To Help Watchdog Group Inspect Its Overseas Factories

Published: 
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:46pm

After allowing its longtime licensing agreement with Nike to expire in December, Georgetown University has struck a deal with the apparel giant that all sides say will help improve conditions for vulnerable garment workers in Asia.

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California's goal: an electricity grid moving only clean energy

Published: 
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:40pm

California lawmakers are considering a future without the use of fossil fuels to generate electricity, a step that would boost the renewable energy industry and expand the scope of the state’s battle against global warming.