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June 4th, 2013
The rapid spread of digital access is impacting economies and governments throughout the world, changing the balance of power between citizens and states. In the next decade...
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June 17th, 2013
Across the country, rising interest in clean power is challenging electric monopolies with competition. In California, Marin Clean Energy provides consumers with an...
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June 15th, 2013
In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, the U.S. is struggling to define its nuclear energy future. In California, nuclear power has traditionally played a substantial role...
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July 19th, 2013
Supporters of hydraulic fracturing see it as a driver of affordable domestic energy that can create jobs. Opponents see a risk to water supplies, ecosystems and human health...
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July 8th, 2013
  By focusing on developing the economy for decades, politicians and business leaders have done little to account for the environmental costs of growing industry. Now,...
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June 19th, 2013
From droughts and wildfires to floods and superstorms, the warming planet has already resulted in sad stories for many people in different regions of the US. But are the...
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July 25th, 2013
An emerging area of economics aims to put a price on nature as a way of justifying preserving it in societies dominated by the wisdom of markets. A mountain stream, for...
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September 19th, 2013
The Great Recession was caused by a “misguided growth model,” according to Bruce Katz, vice president of the Brookings Institution. With an increasing number of people...
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August 21st, 2013
America is corn country, the world’s largest producer of the crop. U.S. companies first started blending corn with gasoline following 9/11, when there was a belief that it...
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October 15th, 2013
With 23 million Californians depending on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for freshwater, everyone agrees the system is in dire need of repair. According to Jay Lund,...
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October 28th, 2013
The ocean’s health is like someone who is middle-aged and has had too many burgers and smokes, according to Smithsonian Institution scientist Mary Hagedorn.   That’s not a...
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January 6th, 2014
The U.S. Department of Defense is the biggest user of fossil fuels in the world, and the Navy uses about one third of it. But with heavy consumption comes heavy influence...
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October 18th, 2013
Forty years after the 1973 OPEC oil embargo disrupted American life, two statesmen who lived through the crisis looked at petro-politics in the age of climate change.  ...
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October 3rd, 2013
Climate change is impacting ecosystems worldwide and land conservation is important throughout the spectrum. Many people don’t realize grasslands are the dominant cover type...
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October 22nd, 2013
The snow sports industry is going through rocky times.    A two-degree Celsius increase may be hard for most people to fathom, but its effects are clear to skiers and...
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November 14th, 2013
On the day of the Parched California program, the news was buzzing with threats of 2013 becoming California’s driest year on record.   As soon as it starts raining, people...
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November 5th, 2013
Frack is a funny word with a gamut of connotations.   For the oil industry, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, presents the opportunity for an unprecedented energy boom in...
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December 4th, 2013
Forests are among the most important life systems on the planet, yet they continue to be destroyed for agriculture, urban development and energy production. While many...
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December 11th, 2013
For the third year of the annual Stephen Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science, winner Lord Nicholas Stern gave an exciting talk about the economics of climate...
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December 10th, 2013
For the last 25 years, people have testified to Congress about the problem of human-caused global warming. Yet the narrative continues to be skewed by the media, leading to...

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