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While you’re watching the eclipse, solar power companies are going to have a really bad day

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The internet is about to explode with anticipation for Monday's solar eclipse. Traffic jams have backed up the entire state of Oregon, Harbor Freight is out of welding masks, and vets are issuing guidance for how dogs should deal with the eclipse.

But while everyone is running around in a panic about the sky going dark, the officials in charge of power grids are prepping for a very unusual event. For a few minutes, a large chunk of some states' energy generation will halt completely, requiring replacement. As the sun peeks out again, solar plants will come back online, and thousands of megawatts of power will hit the grid all at once.

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Chris Mills

August 20th

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Apple joins Tesla in letter begging California to change its self-driving car rules

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Apple hasn't publicly stated that it's working on self-driving vehicle technology quite yet, but it's giving the world plenty of reason to think it's doing just that. Earlier this month, Apple scored a permit to test self-driving vehicles in California, and now the company is showing its hand once again by joining the likes of Tesla, Uber, Ford, and Alphabet-owned Waymo in formally requesting that the state rethink its rules and regulations regarding driverless car testing.

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Mike Wehner

April 28th

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Snap reportedly looked at drones as a product option

snap-drone Snap’s camera company ambitions included exploring drones as a possible product line, according to a new report from the New York Times. The drone plans would’ve given users the potential to take photos and videos from an eagle-eye perspective to share on Snapchat, its social network, and would’ve offered another hardware option alongside Spectacles as a way to help users… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

March 1st

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100 Million Goddamn Trees Are Dead

California drought update: It’s still bad. How bad? According to the U.S. Forest Service, 102 million goddamn trees have now died in the state since 2010, including 62 million trees in this year alone.

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Hudson Hongo

November 21st

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New Law Forces IMDB To Remove the Age of Actors on Request

The governor of California signed a bill into law today that will make it illegal for entertainment websites like IMDB to post the ages of actors if that actor requests the information to be taken down. Needless to say, free speech advocates are outraged.

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Matt Novak

September 25th

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New Law Forces IMDB To Remove the Age of Actors on Request

The governor of California signed a bill into law today that will make it illegal for entertainment websites like IMDB to post the ages of actors if that actor requests the information to be taken down. Needless to say, free speech advocates are outraged.

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Matt Novak

September 25th

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Police Search LAX After ‘Loud Noises’ Mistaken for Gunfire [Updated]

Los Angeles International Airport shut down all incoming traffic Sunday night while officers investigated reports of shots fired, KTLA reports. According to an LAPD spokesperson, investigators found no evidence of a shooting and determined the alleged gunfire was “loud noises.”

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Hudson Hongo

August 29th

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Water Scientist Donald Trump on Fixing California’s Drought: “Start Opening Up the Water”

At a rally in Fresno, California today, newfound irrigation expert Donald Trump finally revealed the solution to the drought that’s been crippling California for the past five years: Turn the water back on, idiots.

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May 27th

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Stop Drinking Bottled Water

There are few things on this planet I hate more than bottled water. Just the crinkling sound of someone wrapping their mouth around one of those squeaky garbage accordions fills me with rage. I stopped drinking it a long time ago—and you should stop drinking it, too.

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Alissa Walker

May 12th

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Some California Reservoirs Are Finally Getting Back to Normal

These days, when we’re talking about reservoirs and lakes in California, it’s normally using words like “historic low” and “unprecedented drop”. But thanks to recent heavy rain, California’s largest reservoirs are finally getting back to normal.

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Chris Mills

April 8th

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