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…

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…

California Governor Sets Ambitious Climate Goals

On Wednesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown set a new greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent by 2030, using 1990 as a baseline.…

First ‘Avoided Forest Conversion’ Offsets Purchased in the California Market

California's carbon offset program just saw another first: The Climate Trust has received the first California carbon offsets from an 'Avoided Forest Conversion'…

Solar is Getting Weird

The California solar homeowners I work with are acting pretty “weird” compared to the rest of America. This summer when the rest of…

For Agriculture, California Drought Part of Broader, Global Trend

The historic drought in California is making headlines across the United States, but any farmer, anywhere in the world, knows firsthand that this…
U.S. power plants withdrew as much water as farms did and four times as much water as all Americans did in 2005, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

California’s Hidden Water Consumer: Power Plants

As California suffers through its fourth year of record drought and Gov. Jerry Brown imposes mandatory water restrictions for the first time in…
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Drought Forces Santa Barbara to Reactivate Desalination Plant

In response to a 3-year drought, the city of Santa Barbara is re-activating a seawater desalination plant that's been out of use for…

Cutting California Emissions by 40 Percent: A Blueprint for Climate Leadership

California is America’s climate policy leader, home to both the country’s biggest clean energy industry and an internationally-linked carbon market being modeled across…
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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…

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.