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Congress sends major California water policy to President Obama, despite Sen. Barbara Boxer's objections

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Wed, 12/14/2016 (All day)

Over Sen. Barbara Boxer’s objections, the Senate voted 78 to 21 Friday evening to pass sweeping water infrastructure legislation that changes how much water is pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to San Joaquin Valley farmers and Southern California.

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Here’s what Santa Monica Beach will look like after it’s landscaped to resist rising sea levels

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Wed, 12/14/2016 (All day)

Santa Monica Beach is going to look a little different soon, thanks to a beach restoration project that will partially enclose and re-landscape about three acres of sand with native vegetation.

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Health officials order Paramount metal plants to stop emissions or suspend operations

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Mon, 12/05/2016 (All day)

In a rare intervention, county health officials Thursday ordered two Paramount metal-processing plants to stop emissions of hexavalent chromium or shut down operations contributing to high levels of the cancer-causing air pollutant.

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Oregon Finds Switching From Coal to Renewable Energy Is a Bargain

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Mon, 12/05/2016 (All day)

Oregon may have a reputation for rainy weather, but the outlook for the renewable energy there is definitely sunny.

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EPA moves fast on mpg regs as inauguration draws near

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Mon, 12/05/2016 (All day)

Despite protests from the auto industry, the Environmental Protection Agency wants to keep strict gas mileage targets in place and is trying to fast-track those standards before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January.