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West Coast Cities Want to Hold Monsanto Responsible for Poisonous PCBs

Seven cities are aiming to hold Monsanto liable for several billion dollars in cleanup costs related to the harmful chemical PCBs the company…

Sustainable Growth Succeeds in a Rural California City

Sustainable growth policies are attracting a stream of new companies to Gonzales, California.

Study: Pesticides Are Worse for Human Health When Combined

A study released last week by UCLA found that commonly-used pesticides, which are known to be harmful, can be even worse when mixed,…

Chevy Volt Blazes Trail For Upcoming All-Electric Bolt

3p's Bill Roth drove approximately 90 miles over the mountains from San Diego to Palm Desert to test the Chevy Volt on a…

Porter Ranch Residents Move Back Home, Gas Plant Remains Closed

Now that the four-month-long methane leak has been stopped, Porter Ranch residents have been told they can move back into their homes. A…

How Electric Cars Promote Weight Loss

Can electric vehicles promote weight loss? 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth thinks so -- and he's out to prove it with a short…

Yet Another Study Links Fracking And Water Contamination

Dog bites man: Yet another report nails fracking as the source of contamination in drinking-water resources.

California Dominates Solar, With More Than 50 Percent of all U.S. Capacity

We all knew that California was ahead on solar, but these figures are just astounding.

Big Win for Solar as California Preserves Net-Metering

A historic decision by the California Public Utilities Commission means that net-metering, which allows rooftop solar owners to connect to the electricity grid…

This App Helps LA Residents Reduce Commute Time

This week Los Angeles officials announced a partnership with Xerox that seeks to reduce those dreaded traffic jams with an eco-friendly app.

Playing Our Part: The Bigger Play Around Super Bowl 50

The Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee has publicly committed to make this the first ‘net positive Super Bowl’ -- meaning they…

Bay Area Water Initiative Creates Drought Visualization Tool

A Bay Area partnership seeks to learn more about the effects of California's drought and find new ways to conserve, recycle and locally…

California District to Cut Pollution By Regulating … BBQ Restaurants?

Most of the air pollution in this California region is caused by transportation emissions. So, why is its air district considering regulations for…

Record Homelessness Spurs California, NYC and Hawaii to Act

Both Los Angeles and Hawaii recently declared states of emergency because of escalating homelessness in their states. The answers proposed in the two…

3p Weekend: The Silicon Valley You Won’t See on Postcards

Thanks to the influx of large tech companies, the San Francisco Bay Area has ballooned in both wealth and population over the past…