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    1. California’s Shutting Off Power to Prevent Fires. Here Are Some Better Options.

      California’s Shutting Off Power to Prevent Fires. Here Are Some Better Options.

      California’s major utility may shut off power across most of the San Francisco Bay Area this week to prevent fires as dry, windy weather closes in. But surely, the world’s fifth largest economy can figure out a better long-term strategy than periodically leaving hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. Some argue that particularly fire-prone regions on the wildland-urban interface could disconnect from the larger grid and rely on local renewables generation and storage entirely.

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    2. Caltech Raises Millions to Tackle the “Most Fundamental Issue Facing Mankind”

      Caltech Raises Millions to Tackle the “Most Fundamental Issue Facing Mankind”

      Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute has received a $15 million gift earmarked to support scientists pursuing the breakthroughs in renewable energy demanded by the rising threat of climate change. The organization, housed on the sunny Pasadena, Calif., campus of the California Institute of Technology, will announce Tuesday morning that Lynda and Stewart Resnick provided the latest donation. 

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