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Catching Rays in California, and Storing Them

Published: 
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 11:20pm
Category: 
Energy

Solar power is growing so fast in California — with installations by customers increasing tenfold since 2006 — that it is turning the state’s power system upside down.

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Climate change may bring drought to temperate areas, study says

Published: 
Sun, 05/05/2013 - 9:29pm
Category: 
Energy

Climate change may increase the risk of extreme rainfall in the tropics and drought in the world's temperate zones, according to a new study led by NASA.

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Geothermal plants trigger small quakes near San Andreas fault

Published: 
Fri, 07/12/2013 - 9:38pm
Category: 
Energy

The geothermal power plants at Southern California's Salton Sea don't just produce electricity, they also trigger thousands of temblors not far from one of the West Coast's most dangerous earthquake faults, a new study says.

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In Hermosa Beach, a sheen of divisiveness over oil's possible return

Published: 
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:50pm
Category: 
Energy

Mike Collins was raised in oil country but dreamed of living at the beach. As a young boy in Bakersfield, he accompanied his father to dusty fields dotted with derricks where he repaired the motors on oil rigs.

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Musk unveils plans for $10 billion Hyperloop

Published: 
Mon, 08/12/2013 - 10:27pm
Category: 
Transportation

Air cushioning: That's the high-concept technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.