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californiaCalifornia’s High Speed Rail Project Will Collapse Within Four Years

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There is a new report on the cost overruns on the California High-Speed rail project. Those no longer matter. The project will not get any meaningful money to complete any useful part. I predict this project will collapse within four …

batteriesCalifornia Battery and EV Car Mandates Will Help Tesla Reach $1 trillion by 2030

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Ron Baron of Baron Capital believes Tesla’s electric car and battery storage business will be worth $500 billion each by 2030. This will give Tesla an estimated total market cap of $1 trillion in the next 11 years. Baron’s firm, …

boring companyMusk Drops Planned LA Sepulveda Tunnel Because of Environmental Lawsuit

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Elon Musk’s tunneling company has dropped its plans to dig beneath Sepulveda Boulevard on the Westside because of an environmental lawsuit. Musk had wanted to dig a 2.7-mile tunnel planned along Sepulveda Boulevard on L.A.’s Westside. The Boring Company has …

californiaOne Mile Barriers to Forest Fires – Controlled Burns and Fuel Breaks 1957-1977

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California has had several years of bad forest fires. Many billions of dollars and dozens of lives are being lost each year. There was an 84-page document that describes the practice of 300 foot to one-mile wide fuel breaks. There …

buildingsCalifornia’s big fires and 129 million dead trees

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From January to November 9, 2018, a total of 7,579 fires had burned an area of 1,564,609 acres (6,332 square kilometers), according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the National Interagency Fire Center. The fires caused …

californiaCheck FasTrak online every two weeks to make disputes

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Bay Area FasTrak only provides you with a paper bill every 3 months. However, they will only reverse invalid disputed charges that are less than 30 days old. You can change to monthly free email billing, but charges over 30 …

californiaWhat FasTrak does not tell you to save Bay Area Tolls

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Driving around the San Francisco Bay Area there are tolls for driving in carpool lanes. The signs will say that if you have FasTrak and enough people in your car then you can drive free of tolls on Highway 580 …

blockchainLA Blockchain Week

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Los Angeles’ first Blockchain Week will be on October 19th-25th, 2018. The following conferences and Universities are partnering : Crypto Invest Summit, StartEngine Summit, Women of Crypto, Expert Dojo, UCLA, and USC. They are offering a pass that gives access …

californiaGermany and California could made a faster move to 100% clean power by adding instead of removing nuclear power

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California and Germany could have mostly or completely decarbonized their electricity if they have invested in nuclear power instead of solar and wind renewables. If Germany did not begin a nuclear power phase-out in 2011, then they would still have …

agricultureAustralia and Water Innovation

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The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. CSIRO works with leading organizations around the world. From its headquarters in Canberra, CSIRO maintains more than 50 sites across Australia …