"For years, as California has moved ahead with ambitious clean-air regulations, the state has had to prod the auto industry to go along. Now, in the push to electrify the nation’s car fleet, it is California that is keeping up with automakers."
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"An ambitious restoration project in San Francisco’s South Bay is attempting to balance a return to the ecological past with the needs of species that have become reliant on the area’s artificial salt ponds."
"Feral burros wreck wetlands in the desert national park. But a study found that when mountain lions prey on them, the donkeys may help some terrain thrive."
"California Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to loan PG&E $1.4 billion to extend the life of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant north of Avila Beach."
"Even today, as California struggles with severe drought, global warming has doubled the likelihood that weather conditions will unleash a deluge as devastating as the Great Flood of 1862, according to a UCLA study released Friday."
"California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a new water strategy on Thursday that plans for a future with 10% less water and shifts the emphasis from conservation to capturing more water that otherwise flows out to sea."
"Charlie Hamilton hasn’t irrigated his vineyards with water from the Sacramento River since early May, even though it flows just yards from his crop."
"When he was 6 years old, Sim Bilal began to have nightmares of floods pouring through his South Los Angeles home."
"Adam Wraight pulled a blue sewage "warning" sign out of the sand near Imperial Beach Pier on Thursday morning, replacing it with the more ominous yellow and red placard telling beachgoers that waters were officially closed."