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Migrating whales bring migrating tourists

Jun 12, 2015
The mammals bring a multi billion-dollar industry with them as they travel.
Posted In: ecotourism, bioeconomics, whales, tourism

A California drought loser: pool contractors

Jun 10, 2015
Water restrictions in some cities ban filling new pools with drinkable water.
Posted In: California drought, lawns, swimming pools

One California drought winner? The local car wash.

Jun 9, 2015
San Jose has banned washing cars in your own driveway, but commercial car washes are okay
Posted In: California drought, conservation
Detroit resident Andrea Malone in her home. Malone is struggling to manage her payments to the water department because of other bills.

Amid water shutoffs, Detroit residents struggle

Jun 3, 2015
The city's residents owe the water department about $47 million dollars.
Posted In: Detroit, utilities, water shutoff

California farmer is 'minimizing the hurt'

Jun 1, 2015
Senior rights holder reins in water use by a quarter to avoid harsher cuts later
Posted In: California drought, drought; agriculture; water markets; California

Predicting algae levels on Lake Erie

May 28, 2015
Scientists are developing methods to avoid another water crisis.
Posted In: Environmental Protection Agency, Lake Erie, Plant Life
Oil surrounds the feet of local resident Morgan Miller as he patrols the beach for oiled wildlife on Tuesday, north of Goleta, California. About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach, spreading over about f

The Santa Barbara oil spill that changed history

May 21, 2015
The 1969 incident led to the creation of some environmental groups.
Posted In: Santa Barbara, oil spill, Earth Day
Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

America's infrastructure isn't sexy

May 19, 2015
What it'll take to put America's infrastructure back in the lead.
Posted In: infrastructure, repair, air travel, highways, roads, Transportation
The AquaFence turns any building into a walled city.

After Hurricane Sandy, a redesign of flood protection

May 15, 2015
Many east coast companies are investing in the AquaFence.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, building, Environment

Biking has taken off in New York

May 11, 2015
The number of cyclists tripled in the past decade.
Posted In: New York City, bike, bike sharing, bicycles, cycling