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Skip the Car Charger: Roads With a Jolt of Electricity Are Coming to the U.K.

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Tue, 08/18/2015 (All day)

Sure, ditching a gas guzzler in favor of an ultra-low-emission, electricity-powered vehicle is better for the environment. But what happens if you’re on a road trip, your electric car’s battery runs out of juice, and—horror—there’s no outlet around to plug in for a recharge?

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The next drought: Water officials endorse a 'less is more' strategy for the future

Published: 
Mon, 08/17/2015 (All day)

Glimpses of California's water future:

A sprawl of sewage treatment plants, recharge basins and desalination facilities, stretching out across an industrial backlot near Rancho Cucamonga.

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L.A. will add bike and bus lanes, cut car lanes in sweeping policy shift

Published: 
Tue, 08/11/2015 (All day)

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a sweeping transportation plan that calls for the addition of hundreds of miles of new bicycle lanes, bus-only lanes and other road redesigns over the next 20 years.

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The Price of Climate Change: Wildfires Are Burning Through the National Forest Budget

Published: 
Thu, 08/06/2015 (All day)

Climate change is here. “We can see it, and we can feel it,” as President Obama said recently.

The U.S. Forest Service is feeling it especially lately. For the first time in its 110-year history, the agency is spending more of its budget on fighting wildfires than on all its other services combined.

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Drought now Californians' top concern, poll finds

Published: 
Thu, 08/06/2015 (All day)

Concern over California’s drought is “extremely high and intensifying,” as a majority of state residents now believe global warming has contributed to the crisis, according to polling data released this week.