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Taking the hydro out of hydropower

Apr 8, 2015
California's drought is affecting its energy.
Posted In: drought, california, energy, hydropower
Aerial view overlooking landscaping on April 4, 2015 in San Diego, California. Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a 25 percent cut in urban water usage due to a severe drought affecting much of California and the west.

One way to ration water: raise the price

Apr 7, 2015
New limits on water usage could raise prices to four times their current rate.
Posted In: drought, california, water, conservation, utilities
Ears of corn on display at the 2014 Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.

The environmental cost of corn

Apr 6, 2015
Plowing more land for corn means a bigger carbon footprint.
Posted In: corn, crops, food industry, farming
Sprinklers water the lawn in Golden Gate Park on April 2, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

California drought prompts 25 percent mandatory cutbacks

Apr 2, 2015
Local water districts will restrict residential use, not agriculture.
Posted In: drought, groundwater, conservation, water

The aqueduct that gave rise to Los Angeles

Mar 31, 2015
William Mulholland brought water to a parched Los Angeles.
Posted In: L.A. Department of Water and Power, california, drought

Atlanta puts roads and bridges on its to-do list

Mar 30, 2015
Voters approved a $250 million bond package to repair the city's infrastructure.
Posted In: infrastructure, Atlanta, cities

New York chef turns food scraps into fine cuisine

Mar 27, 2015
The menu at Dan Barber's restaurant features dishes made only from food waste.
Posted In: sustainability, Food, resturants, waste

Shell's Arctic drilling questioned over safety concerns

Mar 24, 2015
Shell is expected to get a green light to re-start Arctic oil and gas drilling
Posted In: oil drilling, Shell, Arctic

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