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Hyperloop, rail, public transportation, Leon Kaye, California high speed rail, San Joaquin Valley, Nevada

Hyperloop One Completes First Public Test

The test only lasted a few seconds before ending in a massive plume of sand. But according to Hyperloop One, this is a…
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San Diego’s $127 Million Answer to Climate Change

The city of San Diego passed its landmark Climate Action Plan last December. Last week, Mayor Kevin Faulconer unveiled the first of many…
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4 Ways to Grow Clean-Tech Jobs in Your City

The best kept secret in America is that clean tech is a mega job-creator. Clean tech not only accounts for a large number…
Nestle, water crisis, California, farming, Wikileaks, water scarcity, Leon Kaye

Nestlé: If the World Ate Like Americans, It Would Have Run Dry 16 Years Ago

Leaked documents reveal that Nestlé had the opportunity to get ahead of the curve and start a global conversation on water consumption. Instead,…
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5 Technologies Driving California’s Clean IoT Electricity Strategy

California wants to make clean energy and a smart Internet of Things (IoT) system the world’s dominate energy strategy.
Homes and businesses sit dark during a 2011 blackout in Oceanview, California.

How California Blackouts Will Make Solar and Batteries A National Story

California again faces potential blackouts. Could the potential loss of power push the state's innovation in solar and energy storage to the fore?
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Breaking the Connection Between Emissions and Economic Growth

As more countries shift to sustainability, economic growth is beginning to decouple from carbon emissions for the first time in history. In fact,…
Tens of thousands marched on the capital building in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2014 to protest what they called the extreme politics of the current state government.

Companies Push Back Against Hate Laws

Sure, North Carolina's anti-LGBT "bathroom law" is terrible. So is the new Mississippi law that allows businesses to refuse service to gay people.…
Mobility, ridesharing, Uber, Lyft, Public Transportation, Leon Kaye

U.S. Judge Rejects Settlement Between Lyft and Drivers

Lyft has offered to settle a class-action lawsuit in California for $12.25 million. But late last week, a U.S. District Judge rejected those…
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California Bill Seeks to Change Labeling Rules to Tackle Food Waste

There are few federal, state or local regulations on food date labels, who sets them and what they actually represent. A new bill…
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Huge Potential: Rooftop Solar Could Power 39% of America

Rooftop photovoltaic solar panels could generate 1,118 gigawatts of energy -- more than a third of America's current energy needs, says the U.S.…
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West Coast Cities Want to Hold Monsanto Responsible for Poisonous PCBs

Seven cities are aiming to hold Monsanto liable for several billion dollars in cleanup costs related to the harmful chemical PCBs the company…
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Sustainable Growth Succeeds in a Rural California City

Sustainable growth policies are attracting a stream of new companies to Gonzales, California.
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Study: Pesticides Are Worse for Human Health When Combined

A study released last week by UCLA found that commonly-used pesticides, which are known to be harmful, can be even worse when mixed,…
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Chevy Volt Blazes Trail For Upcoming All-Electric Bolt

3p's Bill Roth drove approximately 90 miles over the mountains from San Diego to Palm Desert to test the Chevy Volt on a…
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