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Why “June gloom” is now less common in Socal

Foggy conditions from late spring to late summer used to be so common in coastal Southern California that they had their own sobriquet: “June gloom.” Fog-related traffic accidents and deaths were fairly common on the Pacific Coast Highway. The weather

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Cap and trade shifts from cutting smog to shifting wealth 20

March 17, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi California is  subtly shifting the spending goals of its cap-and-trade taxes from reducing air pollution to reducing the “urban heat island effect.”  In so doing, it believes it has found a green justification finally

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‘Cool roads’ AB 296 threatens Southern California’s groundwater 9

Sept. 10, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi More scientific evidence is mounting against California Assembly Bill 296, which would fund pilot projects to eventually mandate Cal-Trans paint roads a lighter color to reduce the so-called “urban heat island effect.” A new study

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AB 296 could make Gov. Brown a global warming ‘denier’ 16

Aug. 31, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi A piece of legislation may end up putting Gov. Jerry Brown on the global warming “denier” hot seat.  It’s AB 296, the Cool Pavements Research and Implementation Act,  sponsored by Assembly Member Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. That is because if

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