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Brown Backs Away from Bullet Train Fight

June 21, 2012 | 10:49 am

Brown Backs Away from Bullet Train Fight

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by Lance Williams, The Bay Citizen Gov. Jerry Brown backed away from a fight with environmentalists yesterday, abandoning a plan to exempt the $68 billion California bullet train project from environmental laws. Brown had hoped to fast-track construction of the controversial project by sidestepping key provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. But the idea […]

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Tesla to Release a New Electric Car Made in Fremont

June 19, 2012 | 2:59 pm

Tesla to Release a New Electric Car Made in Fremont

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The latest electric vehicle to hit the road can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds with barely a sound. But will it overtake the competition? Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, says his company has already set the trend, forcing other automakers to launch their own electric vehicles for fear […]

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Murre Seabird Chicks Hatch on California’s Channel Islands, First Time in 100 Years

August 9, 2011 | 3:08 pm

Murre Seabird Chicks Hatch on California’s Channel Islands, First Time in 100 Years

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Murre seabirds have reestablished a breeding ground on the Channel Islands for the first time since 1912. It’s a big deal, says USGS seabird ecologist Josh Adams, because these are birds of habit who tend to nest in the same places. “You don’t see natural recolonization events in seabird populations that often,” he says. The […]

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