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Science
4:53 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Early Warning System For California Earthquakes Moving Forward

The Napa Courthouse on the morning after last month's 6.0 earthquake
Credit Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

 It detected last month’s Napa Quake a few seconds before the ground shook – but California’s earthquake early warning system wasn’t equipped to alert the general public in time. As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, a conference today at UC Berkeley is looking at how to broaden the system’s reach.

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Government & Politics
3:31 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Study Suggests Environmental Benefits From High Speed Rail

California High Speed Rail Authority

A new study suggests that the proposed high speed rail project could have big environmental benefits for California.

The study, released by UC Berkeley, compared the future sustainability of high speed rail with plane and car travel. It found a mature high speed rail system would use less energy and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Researchers accounted for more fuel efficient cars and planes in the future. And they looked at different levels of ridership when calculating greenhouse gas emissions.

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