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Climate change could slash snowfall in Southern California mountains

Published: 
Sat, 06/15/2013 - 10:50am
Category: 
Energy

Climate change is likely to wipe a lot of the white from those postcard winter scenes of Los Angeles ringed by snow-capped mountains, according to new research.

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Fracking Tests Ties Between California ‘Oil and Ag’ Interests

Published: 
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 10:29pm
Category: 
Energy

Scattered on either side of Shafter Avenue just north of the town center here, new oil pump jacks, some bobbing and others thrusting, tower above this corner of California’s prime farmland.

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Fracking: How risky for us?

Published: 
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 9:59pm
Category: 
Energy

California is believed to have more than 15 billion barrels of oil locked within the rocks under the Central Valley that might be used to feed the nation's energy hunger — if oil companies can free it with hydraulic fracturing. 

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Don't dilute CEQA, improve it

Published: 
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:16pm
Category: 
Water

I remember life before the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA. I grew up in Altadena and Pasadena during the late 1930s and '40s. All too often I awoke to thick smog and air quality warnings. 

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Gov. Jerry Brown works to spread California's green doctrine

Published: 
Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:54pm
Category: 
Energy

When Gov. Jerry Brown called on his fellow governors at a conference in Washington last week to embrace a California-style pursuit of cleaner air, he was doing more than reinforcing the state's image as an environmental trailblazer. He was trying to protect its economy.