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Is This The Worst Wilderness Congress in History?

Is This The Worst Wilderness Congress in History?

Land Use: Every congress since 1964 has designated new wilderness areas, often drawing support from both major political parties, except the one currently enthroned.
Running Cars On Compost? California Makes a Move.

Running Cars On Compost? California Makes a Move.

Energy: Anaerobic decomposition in landfills has long been tapped as a source of electrical power, but using the resulting gas to power vehicles hasn't yet been tried.
California Hits Solar Record

California Hits Solar Record

Energy: California reached a renewable energy milestone last week, but here's some important perspective.
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BrightSource May Buy Dormant Palen Solar Project

BrightSource May Buy Dormant Palen Solar Project

Energy: One major solar developer is poised to take over a bankrupt project, but will the state allow it?
California Approves Plan To Reduce Water-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

California Approves Plan To Reduce Water-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Energy: If you were to take a guess at what was one of the largest consumers of energy in California, what would it be? Skycrapers? Theme parks? Mega mansions? Surprisingly, the answer is water.
Study Hall: Governor Brown Wants to Get Schooled on Fracking

Study Hall: Governor Brown Wants to Get Schooled on Fracking

Golden Green: Governor Brown is only now getting interested in fracking -- why the delay?
Black Hills a Blank Spot on Map of Imperial County

Black Hills a Blank Spot on Map of Imperial County

Commentary: We know so little about the Black Hills in Imperial County. This piece may well be the only published description of the range's flora and fauna, sketchy as it is.
Sun Stroke: SoCal Edison and the Battle Over Solar Power

Sun Stroke: SoCal Edison and the Battle Over Solar Power

Golden Green: Why has SoCal Edison been dead-set against other organizations generating solar power?
Federal Government Successfully Plays Enviros on Solar Policy

Federal Government Successfully Plays Enviros on Solar Policy

Commentary: There was one unambiguous piece of good news in the long-awaited draft documents about solar energy development in the Southwest. The rest? Well...
Solar Energy Development in the Carrizo Plain Draws Lawsuits

Solar Energy Development in the Carrizo Plain Draws Lawsuits

Commentary: It's been called California's Serengeti, is home to the densest concentration of Endangered Species in the state and has an abundance of sunshine.