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Monday, December 29, 2014

Sexiest Bakersfield Environmental News stories for 2014

Looking back at the past year, some of the more popular articles published here had, well, sex as a theme. Sex sells right? It did for these articles, as they were some of the more popular ones published in this column. If you missed them, here are some summaries with links to the original articles and a slideshow with related photos.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Top 10 local environmental news stories for 2014

There were a lot of news stories relevant to Bakersfield and the San Joaquin Valley in 2014. Some dealt with air pollution, others with the drought, and some with climate change. Based upon records from Google Analytics, here are the top 10 Bakersfield Environmental News stories, as measured by readership records. Did you comment on any of them? Here's another chance if you haven't.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bakersfield settles bullet train lawsuit with High-Speed Rail Authority

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CaHSRA) announced yesterday that it has agreed to a settlement with the City of Bakersfield that will result in the dismissal of the latter's lawsuit against California's ambitious high-speed rail project. The litigation was filed by the city after officials objected to the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Fresno to Bakersfield project section of the project.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Tips for an environmentally friendly holiday

We are in the middle of the holiday season but it's still not too late to make some decisions that can reduce waste, benefit the environment, and give your friends, family, and yourself an extra helping of holiday good cheer. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has come up with several suggestions that can help us all make more environmentally friendly decisions. They are all simple, inexpensive, and easy to use.

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Monday, December 08, 2014

A new report issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) asserts that California's recent drought is the result of natural variations and not due to global warming. The results were summarized by the report's lead authors at a special news conference held today and almost immediately generated a firestorm of criticism among some of the world's climate experts, including notables such as Michael Mann and Joe Romm.

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Saturday, December 06, 2014

Bakersfield and Kern County residents looking to finally get rid of their outmoded electronics have a free and easy way to do it this month at an electronic waste (E-waste) recycling event on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

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