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A herd of cattle feed on a mix of alfalfa and hay in Riverdale, California.
Article

Is California Giving Its Methane Digesters Too Much Credit?

California is double counting the same carbon and methane emissions reductions across different environmental programs.
Plastic trash on Berawa Beach, Bali, Indonesia.
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Exxon Doubles Down on 'Advanced Recycling' Claims That Yield Few Results

The petroleum company is under investigation for misleading the public while exacerbating the global plastic pollution crisis.
The Scattergood Generating Station in El Segundo is one of LADWP's four large natural gas plants. It is slated for retirement as part of the utility’s green transition.
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The Great Thirst: William Mulholland

How L.A.’s Energy Transition Could Shake up the Southwest

William Mulholland dried up the Owens Valley when he built the L.A. Aqueduct in 1913. Through the clean energy transition, Los Angeles continues its long history of water and power transformations across the region, with impacts on communities near and far.
 Diesel trucks passing through Van Buren Boulevard and Etiwanda Avenue in Mira Loma.
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Earth Focus

Inland Empire Once Again Ranks As Worst in Nation for Air Quality

The American Lung Association (ALA) just released its annual State of the Air Report and San Bernardino and Riverside counties ranked first and second for the worst ozone pollution in the country. Despite challenges, a "glimmer of hope" remains for some residents.
A thick haze of smog sits above homes in San Bernardino, California.
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Earth Focus

Is Geography Destiny? How Environments Shape Our Lives

The fourth season of "Earth Focus" explores how our environments affect our health. Stories of collective resistance and human agency reveal how geography itself is shaped by people, and how people act so that their destinies might not be determined by their geographies.
2 electric vehicles sit in a parking lot while another charges next to them.
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Clean-Car Rules: California Unveils Proposed Measure to Ban New Gasoline-Fueled Cars

If enacted this summer, California’s mandate — the first in the world — would increase sales of electric or other zero-emission cars to 35% in 2026, and prohibit new gasoline or diesel cars by 2035.
Biden taps U.S. oil reserves to counter rising gas prices
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4:50
PBS NewsHour

Biden taps U.S. oil reserves to counter rising gas prices

Biden taps U.S. oil reserves to counter rising gas prices
Registered nurse Sue Dillon administers a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a person at a clinic in Wilmington, California.
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Deaths Have Spiked in This Polluted Port Community. COVID Is Only Part of the Story.

Wilmington, California, has experienced hundreds more deaths than it does on average. Power, pollution, and poverty all play a role.
Is geothermal energy a viable alternative to fossil fuels?
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8:30
PBS NewsHour

Is geothermal energy a viable alternative to fossil fuels?

Why geothermal energy is being viewed as a viable alternative to fossil fuels
A large drilling rig stands on the south side of the Salton Sea.
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As Lithium Drilling Advances at the Salton Sea, Researchers Work Out the Details

Companies progress towards commercial lithium drilling at the Salton Sea, while teams of researchers explore questions about effective extraction methods and environmental impacts.
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