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The 33% renewable energy standard is back

By Victoria Schlesinger

A measure that requires California utilities to purchase 33 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020 is up for debate again. Yesterday the state Senate approved a bill introduced by state Senator Joe Simitian from Palo Alto that mirrored the 33 percent measure vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger last year. Democrats are cautiously...
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Stanford’s Struggle over Searsville Dam Removal: Have Your Say!

By Amos Hausman-Rogers, Bay Nature

A large steelhead trout makes its way to a gentle riffle in a sandy stream and deposits its milt over thousands of eggs. Cool water drifts by, draining to San Francisco Bay and then the ocean. Or maybe a 100-year flood hits a newly restored watershed. Brown, roiling waters flush the stream-course, inundating homes,...
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