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Raising water rates isn't just a California problem

Apr 22, 2015
Efforts to raise water rates across the country are being met with resistance.
Posted In: water, sustainability, pricing
The California drought has dried up reservoirs in the Bay Area.

Anti-tax measure complicates California drought effort

Apr 21, 2015
Higher water rates for conservation can violate a constitutional limit on fees.
Posted In: california, drought, Proposition 13, Proposition 218
Towers carrying electical lines are shown in South San Francisco, California

A call to invest in safety of the power grid

Apr 21, 2015
Department of Energy proposes billions in investment in power grid infrastructure.
Posted In: power grid, electricity, department of energy
An oil rig extracts petroleum.

Oil layoffs start at wellheads and work their way up

Apr 17, 2015
Unemployment claims have doubled in Texas as the oil industry sheds workers.
Posted In: oil industry, Unemployment, texas

Big coal gets its day in court against the EPA

Apr 16, 2015
A federal court in Washington hears a challenge to the EPA's Clean Power Plan.
Posted In: coal, Environmental Protection Agency, clean power plan, climate change, carbon emissions

The intersection of food, sustainability and politics

Apr 14, 2015
A report suggesting limitations on red meat consumption stirs up controversy.
Posted In: Food, sustainability, nutrition
Dry cracked earth is visible on a cantaloupe farm on Aug. 22, 2014 near Firebaugh, California. With the severe California drought, Central California farming communities have struggled to survive.

In California, farmers' water market is drying up

Apr 14, 2015
The market model for farmers in California who sell water is coming up short.
Posted In: drought, Agriculture, water markets; California
A giant tornado strikes Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013, killing 24 people and injuring hundreds of others.

One man's dream: a tornado machine

Apr 13, 2015
A tornado generates huge amounts of energy.
Posted In: wind energy, weather, tornado
California's new low-flow rules on faucets, showers and toilets could prompt other states to follow suit.

Thank California for your low-flow faucet

Apr 9, 2015
California is imposing new low-flow rules on faucets, toilets and urinals.
Posted In: regulations, utilities, drought

When water runs dry, farmers focus on profit

Apr 8, 2015
Farmers in the dry Central Valley raise the highest-value crops they can grow
Posted In: water, Agriculture, california, drought

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