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California Wildfires Make Underground Utilities an Infrastructure Priority

Despite years of declaring that conversion of high-voltage, long-distance electrical transmission lines to underground installation was cost prohibitive, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has announced plans to spend $20 billion over 10 years to bury 10,000 miles of power lines in wildfire-prone areas of California. The move comes after PG&E filed a preliminary report with the California […]

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Initiative helps the public understand how news works in the digital age

January 22, 2020 – Public distrust in the media has taken on another dimension in the digital age. A poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and USAFacts confirms this new skepticism. The main findings are dismaying: almost half of all Americans say they have a hard time discerning if information is true, regardless […]