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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…
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Water: Can You Put a Price on the Priceless?

Water is a finite and precious resource, but our economic systems treat it as limitless and of little value. For many companies and…
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Manure-to-Energy Plant Launches in San Joaquin Valley

The launch of the Calgren Ethanol Biogester, a manure-to-energy plant 60 miles south of Fresno, will help California meet its clean energy goals.
The San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm in Whitewater, California.

As Congress Mulls Keystone XL Pipeline, States Champion Renewables

Attention on the Keystone XL Pipeline detracts from a number of other significant developments in our quest towards a more vibrant economy.
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Washington State Pursues Clean Fuels

The state of Washington just released a draft rule for a clean fuel standard. Drafted under the umbrella of the state's greenhouse gas…
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3p Weekend: 11 Sustainable U.S. Wineries

A few months back, we ran a roundup of the top 10 sustainable U.S. breweries. As the list made its rounds on social…
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MillerCoors Adds Solar Power to the Brew

MillerCoors is now a step closer to its energy reduction goals, with the announcement of a 3.2-megawatt solar array completed at its Irwindale,…
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Tech Lowers NOx Emissions in California Oil & Gas Sector

A new, cleaner-burning combustion technology promises to cost-effectively lower nitrous oxide emissions at oIl and gas facilities in California's San Joaquin Valley. ClearSign's…
Bicycles are already commonplace in Palo Alto, but by 2030 the city may be entirely car-free, predicts Masdar blogging contest runner-up Gil Friend.

Palo Alto in 2030: How One Small City Advanced the ‘Sustainability’ Revolution

Gil Friend imagines the Palo Alto of 2030: climate positive, car-free and a vibrant laboratory for innovations that transformed the global landscape.
Glimpsing the future of sea level rise along the Marin bay shoreline

Visualize Sea-Level Rise with Time Goggles

A pilot project will engage federal and local resources to help locals visualize sea-level rise with OWL "potential reality" viewers in the Bay…