Mansions Burn in California as Coastal Wildfire Spreads

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A fire in Laguna Niguel, California, has burned through 200 acres and several multimillion-dollar homes since it started on May 11. The cause of the Coastal Fire, which is burning just a few miles southeast of Laguna Beach, has yet to be determined. Read more.

California Just Can't Quit Fracking

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California is often hailed as a leader of U.S. climate action due to its fuel efficiency standards, renewable energy goals, and other environmental regulations. It’s even made big, splashy announcements like ending new gas-powered car sales by 2035. Read more.


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The Largest Water Reservoirs in California Are Rapidly Receding

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Water inside of California’s largest reservoirs is disappearing fast. Read more.

Southern California May Spend Thanksgiving on Fire, in the Dark

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It could be a rough Thanksgiving in Los Angeles, as parts of Southern California are facing “critical fire weather conditions” over the next few days.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

California Wildfires Are So Intense, They’re Sparking Firenadoes

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In California, this year’s wildfires are outpacing the damage caused by last year’s record-setting fire season. As brutal heat continues to scorch the West, it is sparking wildfires that are burning through hundreds of thousands of acres of land.

California Court Rules Bees Can Be Classified as Fish

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A California judge ruled this week that bees can now be legally defined as “fish” under a state conservation law, but they’re still biologically bees (obviously).

California’s Drought Is So Bad, It’s Going to Slash Hydropower

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California’s ongoing megadrought—which has already led to water restrictions —is also going to start affecting the state’s ability to generate hydropower.

Texas Company Charged for Causing Major California Oil Spill

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The Texas company allegedly responsible for spilling hundreds of gallons of oil near Huntington Beach, California, in October is facing criminal charges.

California Is Edging Dangerously Close to Statewide Water Restrictions

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California’s Farmers Face Unprecedented Water Restrictions

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Amid water shortages during a historic megadrought , California regulators have moved to restrict thousands of farmers’ access to water. Read more.

The Dixie Fire Is Now the Largest Single Wildfire in California History

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Many parts of the world are on fire right now , but California is in a league of its own.

California's Epic Snowstorms Are Great News

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A series of winter storms in California over the Christmas weekend dumped snow all over the Sierra Nevada mountains. This is good water news for the upcoming year following a bone-dry summer that set several worrying new records for water scarcity. Read more.

California Greenlights Nation's First Driverless Taxi Fleet

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General Motors’ fleet of self driving vehicles isn’t the best at handling run-ins with California police , but that didn’t stop the state’s regulators from approving the company to start charging passengers for driverless rides across San Fransisco.

Southern California Lawns Must Go Dry as Water Restrictions Kick In

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Sorry, but if you’re one of millions living in drought-afflicted southern California, you’ll have to hold off on watering your azaleas. As of Wednesday, millions homeowners in southern California are being required to limit outdoor water usage to just one day a week.

California Hydropower Plant May Have to Shut Down as Record Heat Wave Drains Key Reservoir

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The record heat wave searing the West Coast has drained one of California’s largest reservoirs so much that its hydroelectric power plant may be forced to shut down for the first time this summer, officials told CNN this week.

Where Are California's Bumble Bees?

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Some of California’s most crucial insects seem to have gone missing. A new study suggests that populations of once-abundant bumble bee species in California may have experienced serious decline, after researchers conducted the first statewide survey of bumble bee species in 40 years.

How to Fireproof California's Electric Grid

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California isn’t equipped to handle the emerging hotter, drier climate. energy grid electricity california california wildfiresThat includes its electric grid. Read more.

Korean House in California

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House for sentimental Koreans immigrants is now available in California. The post Korean House in California appeared first on EON Reality. Explore the Korean House. ????? – Gamsahabnida (“Thank you!”). ”).

Two California Condors Had Virgin Births, Researchers Say

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In a truly double-take-inducing finding, geneticists recently surveyed a population of critically endangered California condors and found that two of the birds reproduced without actually mating.

California’s Dixie Fire Has Now Burned an Area the Size of New York City

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The Dixie Fire is raging out of control in Northern California’s Plumas and Butte counties. It’s now the largest fire in California and is among the more… Read more.

California Hydropower Plant Shuts Down as a Key Reservoir Drops to Record Low

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Major Oil Spill Off the Coast of Southern California Has 'Dolphins Swimming Thru the Oil'

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A broken pipeline off the coast of Orange County, California, has crews scrambling to contain a major oil spill that’s left crude oil all over local beaches, threatening local wetlands and killing wildlife.

More Than 100 Cargo Ships Were Waiting to Unload in Southern California This Week, an All-Time High

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If you want to know what a global supply chain crisis looks like at its worst, all you have to do is check out what happened at southern California’s ports this week.

A 56-Year-Old Plane Crash Mystery May Have Been Solved Thanks to California’s Drought

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The record-setting drought in California has brought water levels to new lows. Now, dropping reservoir levels may have helped solve the mystery of a plane that crashed 56 years ago. Read more.

PG&E Planning Potential Power Shutoffs in California Amid Raging Dixie Fire

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As the Dixie Fire continues to spread unabated in California, Pacific Gas & Electric—the largest utility company in the state—said that it was mulling potential power cuts in the areas closest to the blaze in an effort to proactively control its spread.

In a Win for Gig Workers, Uber-Backed Prop 22 Ruled Unconstitutional by California Judge

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In an unexpected win for gig workers, a California judge on Friday evening found the controversial 2020 ballot measure known as Proposition 22 unconstitutional on the grounds that it is unenforceable.

California Has Its First 'Gigafire' in Modern History

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In August, researchers warned we would have to add “gigafire” to the lexicon to describe wildfires in California. wildfire season is year round now california wildfiresNow, it’s become a part of the history books. Read more.

California Fire Department Using VR To Train Recruits How To Fight Wildfires


In 2019 alone, over 6,402 fires have been recorded in California. The innovative collaboration between the Cosumnes Fire Department–which serves California’s Elk Grove and Galt communities, RiVR, and Pico Interactive first began on Linkedin.

California Commits to Phasing Out Oil Extraction by 2045

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California's Having Rolling Blackouts Because It's Just So Damn Hot

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California Puts DoorDash in Its Crosshairs

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Couple Fined $18,000 for Digging Up 36 Endangered Joshua Trees in California

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A California couple agreed this week to pay an $18,000 fine for digging up 36 Joshua trees on their California property that sits just north of iconic Joshua Tree National Park. The endangered Joshua tree is getting some reinforcements from the legal system.

California's Hellish 2018 Wildfires Cost the U.S. Economy $148.5 Billion

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Two years later, we’re still adding unfortunate superlatives to the 2018 California wildfire season. wildfire season is year round now wildfires california camp fire

Record Heat Worsens California's Already Punishing Drought

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California's Greenhouse Gas Pollution Is Increasing Again

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After five consecutive years of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, California saw an increase in its planet-warming pollution. california climate policy green stimulus

The Dixie Fire Destroys an Entire California Town as Danger Continues

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A town in Northern California has been nearly completely destroyed after the Dixie Fire charged through late Wednesday. The state’s largest wildfire tore through the downtown, destroying historic buildings and prompting panicked evacuations in a dramatic scene of destruction. Read more.