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Israel to California: Here’s How to Overcome Drought

What can a tiny nation smaller than Lake Michigan teach a state like California? According to Mother Nature, plenty. Israel, which has had…
California's Santa Margarita Lake holds a fraction of its usual water supply due to the state's ongoing drought.

California’s Unexpected Water Conservation Leaders: Commercial Property Owners

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently issued a 25 percent water-use reduction mandate. One group that's not concerned: corporate property owners. Many corporations and…
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The Good News About Higher California Carbon Prices

California carbon prices keep rising, but for once higher prices are a good thing.
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Volkswagen Puts Forests on the Ledger

The Garcia River Forest, a 24,000 acre tract in Northern California, is under restoration thanks to carbon offsets purchased by Volkswagen and its…
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Survival Amid Riches: Homelessness in the Silicon Valley

Although booming with Fortune 500 companies, California's Santa Clara County is surrounded by homelessness and offers little solution to help these at-risk residents…
A farmhouse sits on a parched hill in Napa, California, in December 2013. As California heads into its fourth year of drought, the government is calling on residents to cut their usage.

California Residents Eager To Meet Water Restriction Standards But Unsure How

A recent poll by Care2 discovers the state’s most environmentally conscious citizens are struggling with how they will save water to meet California's…
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Interior Department to Fund Water Projects in Drought-Stricken States

The Department of the Interior announced last week that it will invest almost $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in 12…
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Driscoll’s Berries on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Driscoll's understands that it needs water to produce great berries. So, the company is partnering with local farmers and cooperating with policymakers to…
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Apple Talks Corporate Social Responsibility

Get an inside glimpse of Apple's corporate responsibility effort from Jacky Haynes, senior director of supplier responsibility for the tech giant.
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3p Weekend: 10 Hottest Headlines of the Year

Did you miss out on any of the year's biggest news? There's only one way to find out. Give that inbox a break,…
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California’s Renewable Energy Plan Will Save $51 Billion a Year

During his inaugural address back in January, California Gov. Jerry Brown called for 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. The clean energy plan…
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Renewable, Local Power Options Expand

Enabling consumers to choose between competing energy providers is a paradigm shift, and with the advent of community choice aggregation (CCA), that shift…
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Starbucks Bottled Water Highlights Sourcing Problems

A few weeks ago, Mother Jones published an investigation into Starbucks' bottled water brand, Ethos Water, revealing that it is bottled in Merced,…
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Disadvantaged Fresno Neighborhood Gets Rooftop Solar

California's cap-and-trade program has $832 million earmarked for energy efficiency, public transit, affordable housing and other projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At…
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Californians Are the Most Eco-Minded Americans, Study Finds

Californians are responding to their state’s environmental record, as the results of DDB’s Life Style Study show. The study compared California adults to…