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.

California Passes New Regulation Banning "Dark Patterns" Under Landmark Privacy Law

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New regulations were approved under California’s Consumer Privacy Act on Monday that will prohibit the use of so-called dark patterns — tricks deployed by websites or apps that seek to frustrate or bamboozle users into doing things they wouldn’t normally do.

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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.

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.

Why winter, yes winter, fires are burning in California

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

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 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.

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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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 Puts DoorDash in Its Crosshairs

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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

Covering California’s Canals With Solar Panels Could Solve Two Crises at Once

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A new analysis finds that covering water canals in California with floating solar panels could save a lot of water and money while generating renewable energy.

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 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

'Underwater Roombas' Help Start Cleanup of Decades-Old Toxic Waste Dump Along California Coast

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Vivid images show the powerful cyclone deluging California

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A potent, comma-shaped storm has moved over a large swath of California, promising to deluge regions in hazardous rains and thick snow. More about California , Science , and Climate Environment. California Science Climate Environment

California DMV Warns Millions of Records May Have Been Exposed in Worrisome Data Breach

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles has warned state residents that over a year’s worth of data—including customer addresses and license plate numbers—may have been compromised in a recent cyberattack on a third-party contractor.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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 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 net neutrality law is a reality. Here's what it means.

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Did you know California has its very own net neutrality law? District Court for the Eastern District of California, this law protecting internet users can finally be enforced, years after it was first signed. least in California.

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 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

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

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.

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 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

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.

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