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Gov. Jerry Brown hails sweeping climate legislation, plans to sign both measures into law

Published: 
Wed, 08/31/2016 (All day)

Flanked by legislative leaders, Gov. Jerry Brown said new measures approved on Wednesday would be a milestone for the state's climate change policies.

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California's top court rules in favor of Gov. Brown's water project

Published: 
Sat, 07/23/2016 (All day)

The California Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday for state water authorities to do environmental and geological testing on private land for a proposed project to divert Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta water to the south.

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Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

Published: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:02pm
Category: 
Water

The small prefab office of Arthur & Orum, a well-drilling outfit hidden in the almond trees and grapevines south of Fresno, has become a magnet for scores of California farmers in desperate need of water to sustain their crops. 

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Study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Published: 
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:13am
Category: 
Energy

Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.

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2014 off to hottest start on record for California

Published: 
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:39pm

The sun was so strong this year in Joe Del Bosque's cantaloupe fields that some of the melons could have used sunscreen.