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San Francisco :: CA :: USA | updated 2012-03-10 23:25:09 -0800 | technology-news

Cool, still weather patterns will continue through Wednesday, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. During these weather conditions, the earth cools the air close to the ground, which creates an inversion layer of warmer air above.
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Hercules :: CA :: USA | updated 2011-07-25 13:30:42 -0700 | technology-news

The $36 million project extends the eastbound carpool on I-80 by 4.7 miles from Highway 4 to the Carquinez Bridge. Monday for the project came from a $1 Bay Area bridge toll increase approved in 2004 by voters in the...
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Breaking News: Delta plan gets a nod from federal government
   
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Fresno :: CA :: USA | updated 2011-02-16 06:46:26 -0800 | technology-news

However, federal officials stopped short of endorsing a massive set of intakes and tunnels that state officials want to build. With support fraying for an ambitious Delta water supply and ecosystem restoration plan, state and federal officials issued a pair...
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Walnut Creek :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-06-30 12:32:45 -0700 | green-news

Bay Area regional agencies responsible for Plan Bay Area have settled a lawsuit filed by environmental groups that asserted the plan overstates its ability to reduce greenhouse gas production and fails to protect the health of vulnerable communities situated near...
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Walnut Creek :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 03:29:40 -0700 | green-news

The City Council on Tuesday heard Chevron's appeal of the Planning Commission's recommended amendments to a proposed $1 billion modernization of its local refinery. The council is set to render its decision at its next meeting July 29. Jennifer Hernandez,...
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Walnut Creek :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-07-17 22:59:41 -0700 | green-news

The four-year otter relocated to Oakland from the Abilene Zoo in Texas, where he was given a breeding recommendation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Zookeepers are thrilled to have a new male otter to pair up with...
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Walnut Creek :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-07-20 19:31:19 -0700 | green-news

07/20/2014 06:43:23 PM PDT Updated:   07/20/2014 06:49:56 PM PDT It was warm and muggy in the East Bay on Sunday afternoon, a feeling that some refer to as "earthquake weather." At just before 3:30 p.m., a 2.5 magnitude earthquake...
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Walnut Creek :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-06-25 16:01:20 -0700 | green-news

Two weeks after issuing a 10-page letter critical of a draft environmental impact report detailing Chevron's proposed $1 billion refinery modernization project, California Attorney General Kamala Harris' office issued a second letter last week expressing support for an alternative plan...
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Walnut Creek :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-06-19 14:47:52 -0700 | green-news

Berkeley could become the first city in the country to mandate climate change warning labels on gas pumps hoses. The signs would inform drivers that the state has determined CO2 emissions contribute to global warming. "It's not going to be...
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Walnut Creek :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-07-07 16:09:58 -0700 | green-news

A group that champions local control has lost its legal challenge against a Bay Area regional growth plan aimed at steering development to locate near public transit centers. In a decision released Thursday, Judge Evelio Grillo of Alameda County Superior...
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Walnut Creek :: NC :: USA | updated 2014-07-24 15:20:40 -0700 | green-news

Over the past 30 months, the Brentwood Union School District has saved $552,795 through its energy conservation program and plans are under way to seek state funding to expand its efforts. The district's Energy Conservation Program has led to 15...
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