3 Reasons Why Oil Prices Have Collapsed

3p economics correspondent Bill Roth offers three reasons for falling gas prices. Here's a hint: Increased production isn't one of them.
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California Readies for Cap-and-Trade Next Steps

California will expand its cap-and-trade program in early 2015 by mandating refineries participate in the program. Is this a step forward for the…
Plastic bag litter

A Brief History of the Plastic Bag

California made headlines this fall when it became the first U.S. state to place a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. But how…

Berkeley Takes on the Sugary Drink Industry

The sugary drink industry continues to get a bad rap. Blamed for promoting obesity, diabetes and bad eating habits, sugar-sweetened sodas are now…
organic dairy

California Organic Dairy Farmers Hit Hard By Drought

The California organic dairy industry is reeling from the effect of the statewide drought, now in its third year.
Feeding bunks at a dairy in California.

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…

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…

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…
Harnessing Solar Energy

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.

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,…

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…

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…

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 –…