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Global Warming Could Reduce California's Hydropower Output

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Photo: Flickr, CCAlmost 50% of U.S. Hydro is on West CoastIt seems like there's been a succession of good news and bad news for hydro power in the U.S. lately. First, some bad news about how disappearing glaciers could negatively impact hydro. Then some good news from Steven Chu about how hydro capacity...Read the full story on TreeHugger

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on Dec 02, 2009 at 10:21 AM
Chevy Volt to be Launched F...

Chevy Volt to be Launched First in California and Select Markets

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Photo: GMComing in Late 2010We already knew that the Chevy Volt PHEV would be available in limited quantities at first, but it now looks like it's also going to be available in a limited number of U.S. states. Today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, GM has announced that California ("the nation's largest new-car market") will be one of the select few where the Volt will be available, with others to...

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on Dec 02, 2009 at 08:51 AM

California water allocation hits record-low level

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California officials said on Tuesday that drought and environmental restrictions have forced them to cut planned water deliveries to irrigation districts and cities statewide to just 5 percent of their contracted allotments.Although the state Water Resources Department typically ends up supplying more water than first projected for an upcoming year, its 5 percent initial allocation for 2010 mar...

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on Dec 02, 2009 at 08:21 AM

Calif. insurers say $12 billion invested in Iran

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California's insurance commissioner said Tuesday he will push insurance companies doing business in California to divest up to $12 billion in indirect investments in Iran's defense, nuclear, energy and banking industries.

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on Dec 02, 2009 at 06:21 AM

Chevy Volt to cruise into California next year

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GM says the Golden State will receive the electric Chevy Volt at the end of next year, part of a regional roll-out strategy to test customer reception of electric vehicle technology.

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on Dec 02, 2009 at 05:51 AM

State braces for fourth year of drought

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State water officials offered up their bleakest annual water supply prediction ever Tuesday in what amounts to an early warning about the coming year.

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on Dec 02, 2009 at 05:51 AM

California could lose energy stimulus funds, auditor says

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Eight months after California was awarded $226 million in federal stimulus money to boost energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, it has failed to spend any of the cash and risks losing it, the state auditor charged Tuesday.

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on Dec 02, 2009 at 05:51 AM

The Human Story of California’s Salmon Fishing Closure

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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Los Angeles Times features a compelling story today about the plight of North Coast salmon fishermen and fishing communities after a two-year closure of California’s salmon industry.  The state’s salmon fishery has...

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on Dec 01, 2009 at 06:20 PM

California water allocation hits record-low level

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California officials said on Tuesday that drought and environmental restrictions have forced them to cut planned water deliveries to irrigation districts and cities statewide to just 5 percent of their contracted allotments.

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on Dec 01, 2009 at 05:22 PM

Hopes for Copenhagen, California Leads with TV Energy Efficiency Standards, Sigourney Weaver on "Acid Test," and Ohio Coal Plant Cancelled

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Frances Beinecke commented on the differing commitments needed from developed and developing nations in a USA Today piece about the upcoming Copenhagen conference... Frances also discussed her expectations for Copenhagen and the United States' role on Online NewsHour with Jim Lehrer...

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on Dec 01, 2009 at 11:52 AM