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Amid Drought, New California Law Will Limit Groundwater Pumping for First Time

But it won't help right away: The limits on pumping won't kick in before the 2020s.<p>Despite California's reputation as an environmental policy leader, its regulation of groundwater extraction has long been among the weakest in the nation. That changed Tuesday, when California Governor Jerry Brown …

HOW TO BECOME A B CORPORATION?

We believe that it is crucial to establish a sustainability mindset within the plumbing and restroom fixture industry. While our products save water, …

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Holding companies to a higher green bar

View Comments<p>When Oregon rolled out its new Benefit Company law in January to complement the existing B Corporation certification for green-minded …

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WHAT IS A B CORP AFTER ALL?

If you have been following us, you probably know that we received a B Corporation Certificate last October. On our second post (read it here) we …

Benefit Corporations Look Beyond The Profit Motive

A corporation has one core obligation: to make money. But some companies are signing a deal, promising to create not only profit but also a tangible benefit to society and the environment. They're called benefit corporations, and their movement has caught the ear of lawmakers across the country.<p>In …

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In recent years, Warby Parker has become the eyeglass-maker of choice for hipsters. In a recent <i>GQ</i> taxonomy of the different varieties of nerd, all but one of the nerds were wearing a pair of Warby Parkers. The company’s approach—selling stylish specs at affordable prices—seems obvious, but, in an …

Understanding California’s Groundwater | Water in the West

Now in its third year, the current drought reminds us that California’s water supplies are limited. Calls are growing louder to enlarge dams – or …

How business can take action on the California water crisis

The recent discussion of the drought in California reminds me of the quote attributed to Warren Buffett: "Only when the tide goes out do you discover …

6 reasons technology alone can't solve water scarcity

<i>Catch Will Sarni in person at VERGE SF 2014, Oct. 27-30.</i><p>The drought in California is great test bed for how the private and public sector is …

Storms Get Headlines, but Drought Is a Sneaky, Devastating Game-Changer

As California and the American West dry up, a way of life is threatened.<p>If droughts were hurricanes, people might pay more attention to them. Droughts can creep up on us with their prolonged absence of rain, and their effects often are seen as not much more than cracked ground in dry lake bottoms. …

Drought Drives Drilling Frenzy

<i>The drought in California may be thousands of miles away, but it’s having a direct effect on the rest of the country, including the Great Lakes</i> …

In dry California, water fetching record prices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Throughout California’s desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.<p>As a third parched summer …

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California Cities Crack Down on Water Use

With Drought's Impact Spreading, Inspectors Fan Out to Change Habits; Compliance Looks Widespread, Given Number of Brown Lawns<p>By<p>Jim Carlton<p>Jim Carlton<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Jim.Carlton@wsj.com<p>SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The pain of California's three-year drought is spreading from its agricultural …

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Lake Mead water nearing a low point

<b>LAS VEGAS</b> -- Lake Mead is expected to reach its lowest level ever next week. It's a concern because Lake Mead is southern Nevada's water source.<p>The …

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The United States of drought

California's drought just hit a new milestone: As of this week, 32.98 percent of the state is experiencing "exceptional" drought, making it the worst drought in the 14 years that the Department of Agriculture's Drought Monitor has tracked data.<p>There has been a lot of discussion online about what …

California Drought Poised To Drive Up Food Prices As It Worsens

A prolonged drought in California that spread to nearly 33 percent of the state this week is expected to dry up thousands of jobs in the state’s …

Getty drains pools, turns off fountains to save water amid drought

The decision to drain most water features at<p>Getty Centerin Los Angeles andthe Getty Villain Pacific Palisades this summer may not be going over well with some visitors, but the organization says thousands of gallons a day have been saved as a result.<p>The order to turn off the fountains and drain …

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Falcon Waterfree Urinals Versus the California Drought

“As much as 5 percent of our supply of fresh water is used to carry away urine,” according to Falcon Waterfree Technologies. In a drought-stricken …

Lake Mead: lowest end-of-May levels in history

Unless tropical depression Amanda does something miraculous, and quickly, Lake Mead will end May at its lowest level for this point in the year since …

California Gov. On Drought, Wildfires: ‘Humanity Is On A Collision Course With Nature’

California Governor Jerry Brown linked his state’s severe drought and wildfires to climate change on Sunday, saying California was “on the front …

The California Drought Is Far From Over, And The Entire State Is Suffering

For a few days last month, it rained in San Francisco. Residents across the city cheered a welcomed respite from a drought that has crippled California for more than two years -- but the celebration turned out to be premature.<p>On Thursday, for the first time this century, the U.S. Drought Monitor …

100 Percent of California Now in Highest Stages of Drought

It might not seem possible, but California's drought just got worse. According to Thursday’s release of the U.S. Drought Monitor, 100 percent of the …

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