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California Solar Power Hits New Output Record

California solar power plants recently hit a new electricity output record for electricity from utility-scale solar power plants. It hit 4.813 gigawatts of output on August 15 at 12:03pm. The data comes from CAISO, which only tracks utility-scale output. Show More Summary

SAG-AFTRA members approve new contract

Members of SAG-AFTRA voted overwhelmingly Friday to approve a new film and TV contract.

The climate movement is way too focused on market-based solutions

To win the climate war, we need government investment in new technologies and industries. A carbon tax or a carbon cap won't do the trick on its own.

Why Alaska is doing salmon right

How this Juneau wholesaler is building a better food system.

Everyone’s talking about the Ferguson looters. Let’s shame the polluters, too

After the tear gas clears, residents will be left with the air pollution that’s been clouding the St. Louis metro region for decades.

Cleveland’s Unique Take on Rails to Trails: Streetcar Lines to Bike Lanes

Cleveland's Midway project has a rails to trails feel about it: bicycling advocates want to turn old streetcar right-of-way into protected bike lanes The post Cleveland’s Unique Take on Rails to Trails: Streetcar Lines to Bike Lanes appeared first on Sustainablog.

Oklahoma City cop accused of sexually assaulting women while on duty

An Oklahoma City police officer and former college football star is accused of forcing at least seven women to perform sexual favors for him while he was on patrol, law enforcement officials say.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt says he has 'the right ideas' for 'Sandman' film

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is working to make his dream of a "Sandman" movie a reality.

A Small Island Takes a Big Step on Ocean Conservation

On the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda, fishing communities and biologists craft a marine conservation plan.

Why ignoring global warming is like driving across a rickety bridge

A viral tweet perfectly captures just how irresponsible climate denial is.

350.org challenges climate activists to stand up for Ferguson

Being frank about ongoing racism and including all voices is not just crucial to the climate change movement -- it’s crucial to any movement.

Why Alabama is doing baby back ribs right

How this Birmingham BBQ joint is building a better food system

Observed Planet: A Dawn Torrent of Tree Swallows

Weather radar captures a stunning view of a spectacular daily bird commute.

Could a copy-editing error undermine Obama’s climate rule?

A federal appeals court recently took a red pen to the Affordable Care Act. The president’s signature environmental achievement could be next. But don't panic yet.

One woman’s odyssey to find Michigan’s anti-fracking movement

The fight over fracking has arrived more slowly in Michigan than in states like Pennsylvania and New York. But it's heating up.

Drought Weighing You Down? Nope, It's Lifting You Up

Here's a odd piece of news: According to a study published Thursday in Science, the water loss due to this year's drought has caused the entire western side of the United States to literally rise. After examining data from nearly 800...Show More Summary

Shane Black to direct pulp adventure 'The Destroyer' for Sony

Shane Black is shaping up to be Sony Pictures' go-to guy for pulp adventures.

World Cup star Tim Howard to take a break from U.S. national team

World Cup star Tim Howard is taking a break from international soccer and will not be considered for selection to the national team until September 2015, the U.S. soccer federation announced Thursday.

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