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California Dreaming: You Can’t Have Cheap Water Forever

For the better part of a century, we’ve used reasonably static thinking: first believing in the infinite elasticity of scarce resources like cheap…
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Save the Waves: A Look at Endangered Coastal Environment

In response to cries of “save the waves,” the average citizen would likely ask: “From what?” The oceans are unfathomably large environmental juggernauts.…
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California Imposes Statewide Mandatory Water Restrictions

Yesterday Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order that he said is necessary in order to make California drought-resistant after the lowest snowpack…
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As the Drought Worsens, California Has to Make Some Tough Choices

The drought in California continues, so the state is targeting green lawns. Meanwhile, almond farms consume 9 percent of the state's water.
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Six California Cities Make Energy Star’s Top Cities List

Six California cities made the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Top Cities list, which ranks cities by the number of Energy Star-certified…
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RECAP – Stories & Beer: The Business Case for Sustainable Cannabis

RECAP: This month's Stories & Beer on sustainable cannabis featured Michael Steinmetz and Hezekiah Allen who shared their industry insights.
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Climate Change Puts California Economy at Risk of Collapse

California faces one more year of water supply -- a water crisis that holds the potential to collapse the state’s economy. What an…
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Tracking the Rise of Intelligent Energy Storage

“Battery and other system component costs have been falling rapidly, allowing energy storage to become an economical alternative to traditional power generation for…
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Google Offers $200 Million for New Campus, But Not All Are Buying In

Google has proposed a new campus and is offering Mountain View US$200 million in infrastructure and public benefits. But some locals are dubious.
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California Leads the Nation In Solar Power

California is a solar power leader in the U.S., as a recent report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) found.
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Study Proposes Massive Urban Agriculture Complex in Los Angeles

The design firm Perkins + Will released a plan that suggests a 660-acre area northeast of downtown Los Angeles is ripe for investments…
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3p Weekend: Top 10 U.S. Cities for Electric Vehicles

This week ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas for EV…
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Cool Planet’s Biochar Reduces Water Use, Increases Crop Yield

Cool Planet's enhanced biochar can help farmers reduce water use and increase crop yield, an important benefit in California's current drought conditions.
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Keurig Green Mountain Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

Keurig Green Mountain’s latest sustainability report shows how the company is reducing its environmental footprint, making it more sustainable.
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Lead and Cadmium Found in Popular Chocolate Candies

The nonprofit foundation As You Sow tested 42 chocolate products for lead and cadmium, and found that 26 of them (62 percent) have…