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Fog Fluctuations Could Threaten Giant Redwoods

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California's towering redwoods depend on coastal fog for much of their yearly water supply. But in a new study scientists report that the long-term health of these iconic trees may be in danger as weather changes could contribute to fewer days in the mist.

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on Feb 17, 2010 at 01:20 PM
Samsung and California's PG...

Samsung and California's PG&E Working on 130 MW Solar Photovoltaic Deal

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Photo: Flickr, CCSamsung is making big moves in the world of renewable energy these days. After a $6.6 billion contract with the government of Ontario for wind and solar development last month, the South-Korean mega-conglomerate is now entering a deal (pending regulatory approval) with California's Pacific Gas and Electric to build a handful of solar PV farms in the state....Read the full story...

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on Feb 17, 2010 at 01:20 PM
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3 “High-Ranking” Tesla Execs Die in California Plane Crash

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According to reports, three high ranking Tesla Motors executives have died in a fiery plane crash over Palo Alto, CA, this morning. Although names have not officially been released yet, witnesses say that the plane was owned by Doug Bourn, a senior electrical engineer for Tesla. Apparently the plane crashed right in to a residential neighborhood on top of a daycare facility. No other injuries h...

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on Feb 17, 2010 at 12:20 PM

More biofuel waste for cows, plus a California beef packer pulls a Toyota

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by Tom Philpott What the hell are you feeding us?In Meat Wagon, we round up the latest outrages from the meat and livestock industries.————-Agricultural societies, I imagine, have always feed waste products to livestock. On diversified farms, pigs and chickens get lots of kitchen scraps and “culls”—produce that can’t be sold. And it’s worthwhile to keep cows around if you have...

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on Feb 16, 2010 at 04:51 PM
Times Backs Gutting of Tran...

Times Backs Gutting of Transit Operations Proposition, Wants Transit Funded by Excise Tax on Gasoline

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I always thought this picture on Union Station makes it look as though the station is made of gold. Photo: Christopher Chan/FlickrIt's taken me the better part of a day to figure out how best to write about this Sunday's Editorial in the Times concerning the Governor's plan to end the [...]

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on Feb 16, 2010 at 02:21 PM

Carl Pope: The Triage Begins

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The last remaining healthy salmon run in California -- the Sacramento River chinook -- has taken a catastrophic turn for the worse. Scientists had expected at least three times as many returning fish.

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on Feb 16, 2010 at 10:52 AM
Less California Fog Could M...

Less California Fog Could Mean Fewer Redwoods

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photo: Matthew McDermottA new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from scientists at the University of California, Berkeley shows how coastal fog in California has declined by about three hours per day over the past century, potentially endangering coast redwoods and the ecosystems they are part of. Since 1901, the average hours a day of fog has declined from 56% to 42%...

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on Feb 16, 2010 at 08:50 AM

Decline in fog threatens California's redwoods

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A surprising new study finds that during the past century the frequency of fog along California's coast has declined by approximately three hours a day. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the researchers are concerned that this decrease in fog threatens California's giant redwoods and the unique ecosystem they inhabit."As fog decreases, the mature redwoods along th...

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on Feb 16, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Brown pelicans washing up dead and dying on California beaches

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In an ocean mystery that is baffling marine biologists, at least 1,000 brown pelicans have turned up dead or in distress along California beaches during the past month, with hundreds overwhelming wildlife rescue centers from the Bay Area to San Diego.

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on Feb 16, 2010 at 04:50 AM

New beach hours at Dana Point development alarm users

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The California Coastal Commission is investigating the gates and hours of operation to determine whether they violate the development permit or state law, which requires the maximization of hours of use for public beach access and recreation.

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on Feb 16, 2010 at 04:50 AM