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California shortages not over, water resources agency says

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Despite normal levels of rain and snowpack over the winter, some key areas remain low and conservation should continue to be a way of life, state says.Despite a return to normal snowpack and precipitation this winter, state officials said water shortages will continue this summer and urged continued conservation efforts.

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on Apr 02, 2010 at 12:20 AM

Increase in national gas mileage standards announced; California drove Obama policy

(via www.mercurynews.com)

The new standards will require automakers to produce cars and light trucks that average 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016

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on Apr 01, 2010 at 06:21 PM

Moving and Inspiring Stories at the Salmon Summit

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The future of California water policy is usually discussed in stuffy, windowless rooms, filled with veterans of California’s water wars.  Frankly, there aren’t many events related to water that can be described as historic or inspiring.  Today’s salmon summit, however,...

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on Apr 01, 2010 at 06:20 PM
Big CAFE announcement expec...

Big CAFE announcement expected later today

(via green.autoblog.com)

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, Carbon Offset, Legislation and Policy, USALast May, President Obama announced an increase in CAFE standards to reduce greenhouse gases and improve fuel economy.The next step is coming soon. The Obama administration is expected to announce proposed changes to CAFE rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles - something called the "Clean Cars" r...

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on Apr 01, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Obama oil-drilling restrictions would not preempt Schwarzenegger proposal

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A spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said new oil drilling restrictions laid out by the Obama administration would not affect the governor's plan to resume limited oil drilling off the coast of Santa Barbara County.

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on Apr 01, 2010 at 04:50 AM

California sea otter numbers down for third year

(via www.mercurynews.com)

'Otters are the endangered species success story that's not quite successful,' said Allison Ford, executive director of the Otter Project. 'Its population is hovering in the decline and it's still considered a threatened species.'

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on Mar 31, 2010 at 10:20 PM
California couple powers ho...

California couple powers home - and Mini E - with sunshine

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Solar, Green DailyMini E - Click above for high-res image galleryPeder and Julie Nordby, two southern California residents, can proudly announce that both their homes and their beloved Mini E operate "virtually free" of charge. You see, the Nordbys are part of an ever-growing group of people nationwide who have decided to harness the power of the sun. They've installed ...

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on Mar 31, 2010 at 04:20 PM

Calif. Seeks To Expand Black Bear Hunting

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California's Department of Fish and Game is proposing changes to expand where and how black bears can be hunted. But not everyone agrees that this is a good idea.

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on Mar 31, 2010 at 01:50 PM
California leaves "cool car...

California leaves "cool cars" regulation out in the, ahem, cold

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Filed under: Legislation and Policy, USAThe California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced that the "cool cars" regulation has been canceled. "Cool cars" tried to reduce the need for air conditioning in new vehicles by mandating that their windows reflect or absorb a portion of the heat-producing rays from the sun. The decision to abort the contentious regulation came after CARB announced ...

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on Mar 31, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Will Cal. replace bad with worse?

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California is again poised to make an environmental decision that could influence the rest of the country. This time, it's not climate change. It's whether a seriously dangerous agricultural chemical will be approved as a substitute for another that was banned for its harmful effects on the ozone...

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on Mar 31, 2010 at 06:51 AM