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You Can Now Fill Up on Algae Fuel in the Bay Area. But How Ecological Is It?

November 16, 2012 | 4:20 pm

You Can Now Fill Up on Algae Fuel in the Bay Area. But How Ecological Is It?

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To the list of things that started in the Bay Area (blue jeans, Sourdough French Bread, fortune cookies) you can now add automobile fuel made by algae. On Tuesday, four service stations in Oakland, San Jose, Berkeley and Redwood City became the first in the world to pump the fuel,  which is blended with conventional […]

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Aging, Polluting School Buses Remain on Calif. Roads

September 19, 2012 | 11:33 am

Aging, Polluting School Buses Remain on Calif. Roads

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Kendall Taggart, California Watch Tens of thousands of California schoolchildren ride aging school buses that emit harmful pollutants, an analysis of state data shows. Unlike many states, California does not require bus owners to take buses off the road after a set number of years. As a result, California has some of the oldest buses […]

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