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Cal State Fullerton Is Among Top 10 Solar Campuses

Published: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

Cal State Fullerton is seventh in a Top 10 ranking of universities across the nation for its use of solar, according to a listing by Energy Digital Magazine. Others on the list included Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the United States Air Force Academy and Arizona State.

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China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome

Published: 
Mon, 09/22/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

The city of Wuhan is considering building skyscrapers coated with a high-tech substance that can "eat" air pollutants. An artist is offering to suck particulates out of Beijing's dirty skies using a giant vacuum-cleaner-type device and sell jewelry made with the collected contaminants.

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Climate Change Will Disrupt Half of North America’s Bird Species, Study Says

Published: 
Wed, 09/10/2014 (All day)

The Baltimore oriole will probably no longer live in Maryland, the common loon might leave Minnesota, and the trumpeter swan could be entirely gone.

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City programs running in advance of mandatory water cuts

Published: 
Wed, 09/03/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Water

Santa Monica is preparing for mandatory water cuts and officials are hoping a variety of programs will prompt locals to make some water-wise changes in the near future.

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'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' Larger Than Researchers Expected

Published: 
Mon, 08/18/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Water

A six-week expedition to check out floating trash in the Pacific Ocean returns to Southern California after traveling more than 3,300 miles with some disturbing results.