California voters could toss out billions in public dollars — and one SoCal county’s hopes
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by Philip Salata
5h ago
A statewide ballot measure up for a vote in November could upend the lithium tax as well as dozens more local taxes and fees ..read more
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UCSD scientist part of team to discover, name new species of tropical fish
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by City News Service
19h ago
A team of scientists including Ben Frable of UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography discovered a new species of tropical fish during an expedition to remote Mexican islands, it was announced Wednesday ..read more
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How bad is the Western megadrought? Scientists look at tree rings to find context from history
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by Alex Hager
1d ago
Dendrochronologists found that high temperatures in the 21st century make the current drought unprecedented compared to other dry periods around the Colorado River across the past 500 years ..read more
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California utility will pay $80M to settle claims its equipment sparked devastating 2017 wildfire
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by The Associated Press
2d ago
Southern California Edison will pay $80 million to settle claims on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service connected to a massive wildfire that destroyed more than a thousand homes and other structures in 2017 ..read more
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Chula Vista, Kumeyaay leaders to unveil signage for renamed park
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by City News Service
2d ago
Chula Vista officials and Native American leaders Tuesday will unveil a sign for the renamed Kumeyaay Park, the culmination of a long battle over the park and its former statue of Christopher Columbus ..read more
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This is what happens when a wind farm comes to a coal town
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by Michael Levitt, Tinbete Ermyas, Ari Shapiro, Kat Lonsdorf
2d ago
Keyser in West Virginia represents a national shift in American energy production. And in a town that was defined by coal for generations, change can be difficult ..read more
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Wildfires are killing California's ancient giants. Can seedlings save the species?
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by Lauren Sommer, Ryan Kellman
2d ago
Extreme wildfires have destroyed about one-fifth of all giant sequoia trees. To safeguard their future, the National Park Service is planting seedlings that could better survive a hotter climate ..read more
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California’s air quality is enduring a climate penalty
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by Erik Anderson
3d ago
A new report from the First Street Foundation finds evidence that climate change is having an impact on air quality, especially in California and the West. The group’s computer models predict things will continue to get worse ..read more
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Momentum is building for a new national monument near the Salton Sea
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by Kori Suzuki
3d ago
Environmental groups and tribes say the proposal would protect desert ecosystems, cultural resources and recreational land enjoyed by the valley’s communities of color ..read more
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Hilary was not a tropical storm when it entered California, yet it had the same impact, study shows
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by John Antczak
1w ago
The report says the storm lost tropical characteristics and degenerated to a post-tropical cyclone over northern Baja California before a new system absorbed its remnants and moved into the United States. Damage was estimated at $900 million in the U.S ..read more
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