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.

Why more heat will pummel California

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

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A Network of Cameras Is Monitoring California's 'Escalating Tragedy'

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The unfolding crisis in California is like nothing the state has ever seen. wildfire season is year round now california wildfires cameras time lapse

California Is About to Get Its Second Major Heat Wave in Less Than a Month

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It’s going to be hot as hell in California— again. california heat wave wildfires california wildfiresThe state, as well as Arizona and Nevada, are expected to see a record breaking heat wave this Labor Day weekend. Read more.

California Puts DoorDash in Its Crosshairs

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California’s Joshua Trees Become the First Plants to Receive Protections Due to Climate Change

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Western Joshua trees, those strange-looking, tall beauties of Southern California, are the first-ever plant species to be protected under the California Endangered Species Act because of the threat of climate change. joshua trees california california wildfires conservation joshua tree

California Bans Sale of New Gas-Powered Cars Beginning in 2035

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California has taken a dramatic step forward in its battle to combat its gradual slide into climate change hell. thats right california car ban fuel emissions standards gas internal combustion engine

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

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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. The post California Fire Department Using VR To Train Recruits How To Fight Wildfires appeared first on VRScout. VR technology offers firefighters-in-training realistic training scenarios.

California fire spawns towering, ashy clouds

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Amid Rolling Blackouts, California Gets the World's Biggest Battery

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batteries renewable energy californiaIn the past week, millions of Californians have lost power in rolling blackouts in response to a punishing heat wave. As much as conservatives love to yell about how this shows renewable energy isn’t reliable, that’s simply not true. Read more.

Mario Kart VR Comes To K1 Speed In Irvine, California

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The official Mario Kart Arcade GP VR experience is opening this month in Irvine, California at K1 Speed. Visitors will get to physically race go karts on our track and then virtually race at Mushroom Kingdom – we know this will be incredibly popular with people of all ages in Southern California,” said Susan Danglard, Owner and Marketing Director of K1 Speed, in a prepared statement.

California's Red Skies Aren't Just a Glimpse of Our Future—They're Past Mistakes Come to Life

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wildfire season is year round now california big oil dystopia historyApocalypse has arrived on the western landscape. The Bay Area is shrouded in a layer of smoke so thick, it broke everything from camera sensors to weather models. Read more.

Location-Based VR Arcade ‘Hero Hangout’ Opens Next Week In California

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Created in hopes of exposing the general public to the latest high-end virtual reality technology, location-based VR entertainment center “Hero Hangout” is set to open its doors for the first time this coming Thursday in San Mateo, California.

California’s Prison Covid-19 Outbreak Isn’t Behind Its Firefighter Shortage

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Wildfires are raging across California , but the state lacks critical firefighting resources to adequately address the severity of the crisis. prison labor wildfire season is year round now wildires california prisons

California Passes Law to Help Inmate Firefighters Pursue Professional Careers in the Field

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Amid the flames ravaging the state, California on Friday finally took a step to recognize the important contributions made by incarcerated firefighters over the years. wildfires california prison labor firefighters

California looks like a nightmare from space right now

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The second and third largest fires in California history are now burning at the same time. The recent satellite and aerial imagery below show California blanketed in dense smoke as flames ignite mountain, chaparral, and desert regions.

VR STEM Tools Heading To California & Nevada Libraries

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As part of HTC’s new Vive Libraries program, the Taiwanese-based electronics company recently donated a whopping 110,000 HTC Vive kits to libraries across California and Nevada. The post VR STEM Tools Heading To California & Nevada Libraries appeared first on VRScout.

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California Condors Return to Sequoia National Park for First Time in 50 Years

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For the first time in nearly 50 years, California condors have returned to Sequoia National Park. This sighting signals that federal efforts to bring the California condor back from… Read more. fly free baby california condor birdmodo birds endangered species

Oculus Is Bringing Free-To-Use VR To 90 California State Libraries

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Now the Facebook subsidiary is focusing on making virtual reality more accessible than ever by bringing their Oculus Rift headsets to public libraries across California all for the low cost of $0.00. As part of a pilot program between Oculus , Cali Group, VRLibraries and the California State library system, 100 Oculus Rift headsets and VR-ready PC’s will be donated to 90 different California libraries spread across half of the state’s 184 library jurisdictions.

Wildfires Explode Across California Amid Record Heat Wave

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If you haven’t already heard, California is on fire. wildfire season is year round now california wildfires heat waveGavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Tuesday for the disaster unfurling.

California’s Firefighter Prison Camps go on Lockdown as Coronavirus Rages

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California’s wildland firefighting crew isn’t what it would usually be this time of year. As a result, the California Department of Corrections and… Read more. prison labor wildfire season is year round now california wildfires prisons

Renewable Energy Isn’t to Blame for California’s Blackouts

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california energy blackout solar natural gasOn Friday and Saturday, hundreds of thousands of Californians had their power cut for a spurt in the evening. And more of this could be in store in the coming days as record breaking heat beats down on the state and wildfires burn out of control.

One of California's out of control fires was sparked by a gender reveal party explosion

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More than 600 firefighters in California's San Bernardino County are still struggling to contain a fire that began on Saturday in El Dorado Ranch Park, near the city of Yuicapa. More about California Wildfires , Gender Reveal Party , Science , Identities , and Climate Environment.

HTC Donates Over 100 Vive Headsets to California & Nevada Libraries

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HTC is donating over 110 HTC Vive systems to California and Nevada libraries through its new Vive Libraries Program, an effort to seed local communities with premium VR. ” In California alone, HTC has donated 100 Vive headsets to public libraries.

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Inbred Cougars in Southern California Are Sprouting Crooked Tails

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Researchers have spotted physical abnormalities associated with a lack of genetic diversity in cougars living in the Santa Monica Mountains of southern California, including kinked tails and, in one male, only one descended testicle.

The Biggest Wildfire in California History Is Happening Right Now

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into Hell on Earth, one has risen to become the biggest wildfire in California history. As dozens of active wildfires turn the West Coast of the U.S. Read more. hell on earth wildfires

California Is Burning: 20,000-Acre Fire Rages On Uncontained, Forcing Thousands to Evacuate

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In case we needed another reminded that climate change is burning up the planet, California officials reported this weekend that a fire in Cherry Valley has burned through 20,516 acres of land and is currently not contained. wildfires apple fire climate change california

California Could Release Around 8,000 State Prisoners to Curb Covid-19 Spread

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Thousands of inmates in California state prisons could be released as early as August in an attempt to curb the spread of covid-19, a potentially deadly disease caused by the novel coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2. covid 19 coronavirus california prison

California Does the Smart Thing and Orders Residents to Wear Face Masks in Public

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In light of rising covid-19 cases , the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, Governor Gavin Newsom of California on Thursday announced that the state would require all residents to wear face masks or coverings in public and in situations deemed high-risk. coronavirus covid 19 face masks health california

Are you ready for California’s big new privacy law? Enforcement starts today.

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More about Privacy , California , Data Privacy , Gdpr , and Ccpa. Privacy California Data Privacy Gdpr CcpaRead more.

California's Air Pollution Police Consider Forcing Uber and Lyft to Go Electric

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California’s Air Resources Board submitted an ambitious proposal in recent days that would put a cap on emissions from vehicles being used for rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft, Wired reports. rideshare rideshares california air pollution uber lyft uber driversAnd while these companies have an infamously tumultuous history with labor regulators in their home state, they seem… Read more.

‘Alien: Descent’ Location-Based VR Experience Coming to Southern California Mall

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The Colonial Marines are recruiting warriors and thrill seekers at a shopping mall in Southern California. Opening its doors at The Outlets in Orange, California on April 26th, the multiplayer VR experience will have you joining an elite squad of Colonial Marines on a mission to an outpost after receiving a distress call. The post ‘Alien: Descent’ Location-Based VR Experience Coming to Southern California Mall appeared first on VRScout.

Lyft decides to shut down rides in California

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Come midnight tonight, Lyft drivers and passengers in California will have to look elsewhere for on-demand rides. This decision will only affect riders and drivers in California. California filed a lawsuit against Lyft and Uber earlier this year which led to the current Aug.

Apple Developing MicroLED Technology in California

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Apple, according to Bloomberg , is rumored to be developing MicroLED displays in a dedicated facility in California. Apple’s obvious goal could be to supplement and eventually replace Samsung as the supplier of their screens. The technology giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation MicroLED screens, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal planning.

Tesla owners asked to charge cars less in California

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If you own a Tesla and live in California, chances are you're sweating right now and have had a message pop up in your Tesla requesting you cut down on charging the battery. In response, California Gov.

California Will Require Most Trucks Sold in the State to be Electric by 2035

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In California, trucks won’t be able to pollute the air and planet for much longer. welcome to electric avenue california electric vehicles clean energy carsThe state is approving the nation’s first-of-its-kind rule for truck manufacturers on Thursday. The goal? To make more electric trucks. Read more.