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California Governor Vetoes Antibiotic Resistance Bill, Critics Cheer

It seems like an unlikely scenario: California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has championed issues ranging from healthcare to environmentalism, vetoed a bill last…
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A West Coast Perspective On Sustainability

Sustainability consultant Andrew Wilson of Corporate Citizenship finds that businesses in San Francisco are ahead of the curve when it comes to corporate…
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Google Invests $145 Million to Turn an Old Gas Field Into a Solar Plant

Google invested $145 million in an 82 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Kern County, California. The solar power plant, called the Regulus…
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The Top 10 U.S. States for Solar Power — And What They Can Teach Us

Here's a look at the top 10 states for solar energy in the U.S. and what we can learn from their example.
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Green Job Openings More Than Double in the Second Quarter of 2014

More than 12,500 clean energy and transportation jobs were announced in this year's second quarter (Q2 2014), more than double that of Q1,…
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Survey: Furniture Companies Dropping Flame Retardants

It's been a good month for sustainable furniture advocates in California. The state's recent update of TB 117, which in effect allows furniture…
California's State Capitol lets its law go brown to raise awareness about water conservation during the state's drought.

Can Conan O’Brien Convince Californians to Save Water?

California’s historic drought is no laughing matter. But the State of California and Natural Resources Defense Council are trying to inject some humor…
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California Pulls Out All Stops to Land Tesla Gigafactory

California is making the charge to woo Tesla Motors's proposed "Gigafactory" with an incentive package that could be worth up to a half…
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Jay-Z’s Got 99 Problems, But Prop 47 Aint One

If approved, Prop 47, known as the Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative, will reduce the penalty for most nonviolent crimes from a…
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Carpet Recycling Jumps 52 Percent in 2013

Fourteen percent of carpet was recycled into new products or used to produce energy last year – rather than buried in landfills –…
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Is Too Much Bottled Water Coming from Drought Stricken Regions?

Much bottled water is coming from drought stricken regions, notably California, which is in its third year of drought.
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Bigger Fish Eye Mid-Tier Smart Energy Storage Market

With states such as California, New York and Hawaii turning to intelligent energy storage solutions to enhance grid reliability in the face of…
Isidore Electronics Recycling provides job opportunities for previously incarcerated Los Angeles residents while finding a new home for e-waste.

3p Weekend: 11 Companies That Hire the Formerly Incarcerated

It's no secret that finding a job after being released from prison is an often insurmountable task, leading to skyrocketing recidivism rates across…
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California, Massachusetts Top U.S. Clean Tech Rankings

California ranked tops in clean tech leadership among U.S. states for the fifth year running, while three California metro areas took the top…
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Bill’s Passage Boosts California Distributed Energy and Storage

With energy storage poised to make a real impact on California's emerging distributed clean energy ecosystem, SB 861 funds the Self-Generation Incentive Program…