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Climate & Energy

How dry is California? So dry that taps might actually stop running

California is headed for a fourth year of drought, and the state climatologist says the situation is "pretty grim." Thanks, climate change.

Climate & Energy

Overpumping groundwater contributes to rising sea levels

Groundwater depletion in the U.S. contributed about an eighth of an inch to global sea-level rise.

Finally! A bus as pretentious as you are!

Does San Francisco need another private bus? Well, it’s got one.

A new San Francisco service promises to reimagine the horrors of the daily commute by strapping a hipster coffee shop onto a bus chassis.

Climate & Energy

Utilities experience competition, don’t like it, run crying to regulators

Electric utilities are facing increased competition at both the wholesale and retail levels, so they're turning to Big Government for help.

Nothin' But A Green Thang

He’s young, green, Latino, openly gay — and the mayor of Long Beach

Robert Garcia, the mayor of Long Beach, talks cars, the port, and why green is second nature for him.

Business & Technology

We could put utility-scale solar plants in our cities

Big solar projects don't have to be built in undeveloped areas, new research finds. We could fit them right into developed urban areas.

Climate & Energy

Why we should talk about geoengineering even if we never do it

Studying geoengineering can help scientists understand climate change better, and discussing it can make skeptics less skeptical.

Food

Will the USDA weaken dietary guidelines to please the meat industry?

The Obama administration might recommend eating fewer animal-based foods to help the environment -- and Big Meat is flipping out.

Politics

Obama gets real about climate deniers with Vice

Obama said it's "disturbing" that the chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works denied the existence of climate change.

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