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New Drought Aid Package From Governor, Legislative Leaders

February 19, 2014 | 3:29 pm

New Drought Aid Package From Governor, Legislative Leaders

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Package aims to help those suffering worst impact of crisis, with emphasis on securing emergency water.

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President Obama Says Search for Drought Solutions Needs to Rise Above Politics

February 14, 2014 | 6:47 pm

President Obama Says Search for Drought Solutions Needs to Rise Above Politics

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President’s promise of emergency aid comes amid partisan demands for water solutions.

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NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Sends Back New Moon Images

February 14, 2014 | 10:19 am

NASA’s LADEE Spacecraft Sends Back New Moon Images

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The NASA spacecraft is designed to answer a 42-year-old mystery about lunar dust, but it’s also snapping photos along the way. …read more

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Leaky Natural Gas Pipes Are a Bigger Problem Than Previously Thought

February 13, 2014 | 3:19 pm

Leaky Natural Gas Pipes Are a Bigger Problem Than Previously Thought

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U.S. could make substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by stopping methane leaks from natural gas pipelines, says a new Stanford study. …read more

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World’s Largest Solar Plant Opens in Mojave

February 13, 2014 | 1:23 pm

World’s Largest Solar Plant Opens in Mojave

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The Ivanpah solar farm, in California’s Mojave Desert about 40 miles south of Las Vegas, will produce enough electricity to power 140,000 homes per year. …read more

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One Step Closer to Nuclear Fusion Reactions

February 12, 2014 | 7:01 pm

One Step Closer to Nuclear Fusion Reactions

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Physicists at Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s National Ignition Facility said they’ve taken a significant step toward achieving nuclear fusion ignition. …read more

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Drought Leads to Tough Tradeoffs for California Salmon

February 12, 2014 | 4:56 pm

Drought Leads to Tough Tradeoffs for California Salmon

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State officials are trying to do damage control to help endangered salmon during the drought, but helping some fish could hurt others. …read more

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State Senate Panel Gives OK to First of a Wave of Water Bond Measures

February 11, 2014 | 4:21 pm

State Senate Panel Gives OK to First of a Wave of Water Bond Measures

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Proposed $6.9 billion initiative by state Sen. Lois Wolk has strong backing from environmental groups.

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Moving New Floodgates to Folsom Dam Will Require I-5 Closures

February 11, 2014 | 8:30 am

Moving New Floodgates to Folsom Dam Will Require I-5 Closures

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Interstate and other roads to be shut down in sections to transport structure from Oregon to California.

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After the Rain: How Much of a Dent Did the Storm Put in the Drought?

February 10, 2014 | 6:18 pm

After the Rain: How Much of a Dent Did the Storm Put in the Drought?

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One home truth for all of Northern California after weekend storm: The drought’s a long way from over.

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