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Recycling centers continue to struggle, driving California recycling rates down

Published: 
Wed, 06/21/2017 (All day)

In a state that prides itself as a global leader in protecting the environment, recycling rates for beverage containers have dropped to their lowest point in almost a decade amid the continued closing of centers that pay for bottles and cans and the fallout from changes to California’s recycling program.

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The biggest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history was just approved. VW buybacks start soon

Published: 
Wed, 10/26/2016 (All day)

Volkswagen took a big step toward trying to fix its tattered reputation Tuesday as a federal judge formally approved a $14.7-billion settlement of the automaker’s emissions cheating case.

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Tapping landfills to generate power seemed smart. So why is the industry threatened?

Published: 
Tue, 10/25/2016 (All day)

Tapping methane produced from decaying garbage in landfills to generate electricity was among California’s earliest experiments in renewable energy.

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Why Natural Gas Could Be the Bridge Fuel to Nowhere

Published: 
Wed, 09/07/2016 (All day)

For decades, coal-fired power dominated the U.S. energy supply—and was a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Obama recalls college-years jog in smoggy L.A. as he lays out new climate-change plan

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Mon, 08/03/2015 (All day)

President Obama declared his new carbon plan “the single most important step” the country can take to fight global climate change as he tried Monday to anticipate and rebut arguments from critics about harm his vision could do to American business.