Why winter, yes winter, fires are burning in California

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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.

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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

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

Car Service Nuro Cleared For Driverless Deliveries In California

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Driverless delivery service Nuro has been cleared for California’s first Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Permit, meaning the company could soon launch a fleet of autonomous commercial vehicles on city streets around the state.

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 spawns towering, ashy clouds

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More about California , Climate Change , Fires , Science , and Climate Environment. California Climate Change Fires Science Climate EnvironmentRead more.

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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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.

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.

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

Gig Workers in California Petition Supreme Court to Overturn Prop 22

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The fight to bring full employment protections to gig workers in California seemed all but doomed by November’s passage of Proposition 22 —a historically expensive ballot measure funded by Uber, Lyft, and others, which rolled back hard-won rights for app workers in the state.

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.

Climate Change and Bad Planning Caused California’s Rolling Blackouts

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Amid record breaking heat in mid-August, energy officials cut power to millions of people across California for up to 90 minutes at a time. california blackout extreme heat energy utilities

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.

California Set to Launch Apple and Google-Powered Contact Tracing App

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California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that the Golden State would become the 18th to launch an official Covid-19 contact tracing app powered by technology pioneered by Apple and Google. gavin newsom app california contact tracing app google apple

California's Hills Are Haunted by the Ghosts of Wind Energy's Past

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Interstate 580 runs from the California’s North Bay through to the Central Valley. wind energy renewable energy ghosts california jimmy carterAlong the way, it goes over the crest of Altamont Pass and hills that turn golden in summer and lush green with the winter rains. Read more.

Terrifying images of California's wildfires show firefighters tackling the flames

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As the heat wave in California continued over the weekend, and the National Weather Service issued critical warnings , firefighters have been battling intense wildfires across the area. More about California , Extreme Weather , Wildfires , California Wildfires , and Fires.

California launches COVID contact tracing app for iPhone and Android

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California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday that California's COVID contact-tracing and notification app, CA Notify, would be available and begin functioning on Dec. More about California , Coronavirus , Contact Tracing Apps , Tech , and Health.

California’s Wildfire Season Reignites as Flames Roar Into Towns Across Wine Country

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California’s scary wildfire season, which has scorched a record 3.6 Throughout the Northern California, tens of thousands of people are vacating their homes again as new fires ignited across the region. california wildfires california wildfires this is a climate emergency

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.

A third monolith has now appeared in California

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Now a third monolith has appeared, this time on Pine Mountain in Atascadero, California. More about California , Monolith , Culture , and Other. California Monolith Culture OtherFirst we had the Utah monolith. Then we had the one in Romania.

Here's How California's Prop 24 Could Better—or Break—Our Privacy for Good

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In case this election wasn’t stressful enough, a confusing, controversial ballot measure in California is creating a rift among civil liberties advocates over whether the legislation is truly good for people’s privacy—or a half-step in the wrong direction. linguistics california privacy

California Says Tesla Workers Are Now ‘Essential,’ and Can Ignore Stay-at-Home Order

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Workers that make Teslas during the coronavirus pandemic are now apparently considered “essential” in the state of California, which has reported an average of 10,981 new covid-19 infections per day in the last week. tesla covid 19 coronavirus california elon musk

California's AG Is Now Trying To Force Amazon To Comply With Subpoenas Probing Covid Labor Concerns

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday asked a Sacramento County Superior Court judge to intervene in what he claims is now six months of Amazon failing to comply with investigative subpoenas over how its warehouse workers were treated during the covid-19 pandemic.

Nuro’s cute robot delivery pod takes important step forward in California

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Nuro has received the first-ever permit allowing it to commercially operate self-driving delivery vehicles in California. Cars News Autonomous vehicles breaking twitter California Nuro self-driving cars

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

New California law gives third-party apps exactly what they deserve

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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

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. The post Location-Based VR Arcade ‘Hero Hangout’ Opens Next Week In California appeared first on VRScout. Exit Reality provides three of their ‘X Pod’ VR stations to the San Mateo-based entertainment center.

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.

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’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: Vote No on Prop 22

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If the ballot measure Proposition 22 passes in California, tech companies will have undermined years of work towards securing fair compensation for gig workers, and—with a record $206 million poured into the effort—will send a resounding message that laws are written solely by those with the deepest pockets. Read more.

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.

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. Now it appears as though these California and Nevada VR systems will be receiving an upgrade in the form of a series of advanced STEM tools. The Vive Libraries program will bring our unique STEM experiences to learners in over 100 locations across California and Nevada,” states Vive in an official release.

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