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  • Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth

    Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth
    Construction cranes rise like storks 40 stories above the Mojave Desert. In their midst, the "power tower" emerges, wrapped in scaffolding and looking like a multistage rocket. Clustered nearby are hangar-sized assembly buildings, looming berms of sand...
  • Saving desert tortoises is a costly hurdle for solar projects

    Saving desert tortoises is a costly hurdle for solar projects
    Stubborn does not come close to describing the desert tortoise, a species that did its evolving more than 220 million years ago and has since remained resolutely prehistoric. Its slowpoke take on biological adaptation has exposed modern vulnerabilities....
  • Land speculators see silver lining in solar projects

    Land speculators see silver lining in solar projects
    For Sale: 3,400 acres in the desert. • No paved roads. Check. • Isolated. Ideal. • Land not suitable for farming. Perfect. • Blistering sunshine. Jackpot. • Asking price: $34 million. Deal. As large-scale solar...
  • Grand dream loses sheen in glare of daylight

    Grand dream loses sheen in glare of daylight
    Larry Eisenberg had a vision. "Amazing," he called it. "Spectacular." The Los Angeles Community College District would become a paragon of clean energy. By generating solar, wind and geothermal power, the district would supply all its electricity needs....
  • Google invests $55 million in Kern County wind farm

     
    Google must really like its new renewable energy hat, because the company has plunked down an additional $55 million on a major wind project. The Internet search giant said it is partnering with Citibank, with each shelling out $55 million to help finance...
  • Gov. Brown pushes renewable energy goal at UCLA conference

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown wants a major chunk of California’s renewable energy to come from urban rooftops and backyards, rather than just the massive solar and wind installations scattered around the outskirts of the state. How that’ll come to pass,...
  • Urban power like rooftop solar dominates Brown's energy confab

     
    It may not be quite the renewable energy powerhouse that Germany and China are, but California will be well on its way once it speeds up installations of smaller, urban projects, Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday. At a UCLA conference......
  • Paper airplanes with MIT solar technology can make electricity

     
    MIT researchers develop foldable paper solar cells...
  • $10,000 reward offered in theft of rifles from Army base

     
    A $10,000 reward has been offered for information in the July 15 theft of 27 rifles from Ft. Irwin, officials announced Friday. Twenty-six AK-74 rifles and a Dragunov rifle were stolen from a supply warehouse at the Army post at......
  • Obama's new fundraising speech: 2008 was really bad, so I need a second term

     
    Full text: Democrat Obama says so much remains undone he really needs more time....
  • Eagle deaths investigated at LADWP wind power generation site

     
    "We must deal with the problem right now because Pine Tree is only one of several industrial energy developments proposed for that area over the next five to 10 years. Combined, they have the potential to wipe this large, long-lived species out of the...
  • DWP's solar program to relaunch in September with lower rebates

     
    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power gave the go-ahead Tuesday to relaunch the Solar Incentive Program next month. Applications will be accepted starting Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. The revised program is doubling its budget from $30 million......