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Unveiling, or unleashing, the final Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan for California

Unveiling, or unleashing, the final Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan for California
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Mirrors or “heliostats” at the eSolar Sierra SunTower power plant in Lancaster, California in the Mojave Desert. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan would set aside 2,000 square miles of California desert for large-scale renewable energy projects.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images At 11 a.m. tomorrow, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be in Palm Springs to […]

Silicon Valley’s next target of disruption: election day results

Silicon Valley’s next target of disruption: election day results

The polls are open in New Hampshire. A voter marks his ballot in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary Tuesday.; Credit: Matt Rourke/AP A new tech company wants to do to reporting of election results what AirBnB has done to the hotel industry. VoteCastr, an outfit founded by a group of big data advocates, journalists and startup […]

5 things you need to know about California’s new climate change legislation

5 things you need to know about California’s new climate change legislation

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference on November 3, 2010 in Oakland, California. Brown has recently signed legislation to fight climate change. ; Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images California will now be the nation’s example for reducing climate change after Governor Jerry Brown signed sweeping legislation yesterday that will require the Golden […]

Repeal the death penalty? 6 quotes from ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigns

Repeal the death penalty? 6 quotes from ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigns

We gathered a panel of six guests from all sides of the argument. They fielded questions from the audience on topics that ranged from fiscal to racial implications.; Credit: Milan Kovacevic Voters will see two state measures that take very different approaches in changing how California handles capital punishment in November. Proposition 62 would repeal the […]

If it ain’t broke, fix it? Why Apple removed the headphone jack from iPhone 7

If it ain’t broke, fix it? Why Apple removed the headphone jack from iPhone 7

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller speaks on the new Apple iPhone 7 during a launch event on September 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Stephen Lam/Getty Images Apple announced the latest reincarnation of the iPhone today in its highly anticipated annual event. Besides the brand new finishes and improved cameras, […]

What Gretchen Carlson settlement means for future sexual harassment lawsuits, 21st Century

What Gretchen Carlson settlement means for future sexual harassment lawsuits, 21st Century

Gretchen Carlson speaks onstage. The former Fox co-host will be paid $20 million by Fox to settle her sexual harassment suit against Roger Ailes. ; Credit: Rich Polk/Getty Images for Variety Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson has settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the case that led to the downfall of […]

49ers QB sits out national anthem, sparking debate over what’s protest and what’s disrespectful

49ers QB sits out national anthem, sparking debate over what’s protest and what’s disrespectful

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers speaks to media. Kaepernick recently sparked controversy for kneeling during the national anthem. ; Credit: Harry How/Getty Images 28-year-old Colin Kaepernick knelt stone-faced on the sidelines, a chorus of boos showering him from the stands as “The Star Spangled Banner” echoed throughout Qualcomm Stadium during Thursday night’s football […]

Analyzing the strategy behind Donald Trump’s change in tone on immigration, Mexico

Analyzing the strategy behind Donald Trump’s change in tone on immigration, Mexico

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on August 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. ; Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images Donald Trump’s whirlwind day yesterday took him from Mexico City to Phoenix. In Mexico, he met with President Enrique Pena Nieto. After that joint news conference, Pena Nieto announced he’d told Trump at […]

Analyzing the strategy behind Donald Trump’s change in tone on immigration, Mexico

Analyzing the strategy behind Donald Trump’s change in tone on immigration, Mexico

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on August 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. ; Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images Donald Trump’s whirlwind day yesterday took him from Mexico City to Phoenix. In Mexico, he met with President Enrique Pena Nieto. After that joint news conference, Pena Nieto announced he’d told Trump at […]

How to solve the EpiPen, triple-the-price problem? Treat it like a public utility say USC experts

How to solve the EpiPen, triple-the-price problem? Treat it like a public utility say USC experts

Despite nationwide debate over EpiPen pricing, many sufferers of fatal allergies will still fork out $300 for a two-pack of generic EpiPens. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Despite nationwide debate over EpiPen pricing, many sufferers of fatal allergies will still fork out $300 for a two-pack of generic EpiPens prompting some to ask why patent-owner […]