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Interior Department to Fund Water Projects in Drought-Stricken States

The Department of the Interior announced last week that it will invest almost $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in 12…
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Driscoll’s Berries on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Driscoll's understands that it needs water to produce great berries. So, the company is partnering with local farmers and cooperating with policymakers to…
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Apple Talks Corporate Social Responsibility

Get an inside glimpse of Apple's corporate responsibility effort from Jacky Haynes, senior director of supplier responsibility for the tech giant.
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3p Weekend: 10 Hottest Headlines of the Year

Did you miss out on any of the year's biggest news? There's only one way to find out. Give that inbox a break,…
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California’s Renewable Energy Plan Will Save $51 Billion a Year

During his inaugural address back in January, California Gov. Jerry Brown called for 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. The clean energy plan…
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Renewable, Local Power Options Expand

Enabling consumers to choose between competing energy providers is a paradigm shift, and with the advent of community choice aggregation (CCA), that shift…
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Starbucks Bottled Water Highlights Sourcing Problems

A few weeks ago, Mother Jones published an investigation into Starbucks' bottled water brand, Ethos Water, revealing that it is bottled in Merced,…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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'…
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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…
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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…