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After billing confusion, L.A. County says its water use decreased 7.4%

Bureaucrats scrambled earlier this month when a report appeared to show that the Los Angeles County government had increased its water use at a time when residents and businesses across California were cutting back amid the ongoing drought.<p>A report by the county's Internal Services and Public Works …

Water

Water Conservation Tips for Every Household

Sink<p>A low-flow faucet aerator can cut water usage up to a couple gallons each minute the faucet is in use. (Photo courtesy of Kohler)<p>Dishwasher<p>Wait …

University of California

Attend the 2015 UC Solar Research SymposiumThe 2015 UC Solar Research Symposium is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 at the California Public Utilities Commission Auditorium, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco.The symposium is free and open to the general public. Come learn about present and future UC …

When Money Talks, Climate Solutions Die

Californians are rightfully proud that we have led the country in establishing a cap and trade system to reduce carbon emissions and set up a renewable energy portfolio requirement that has us on track to generate 33% of our electricity from non-greenhouse gas sources by 2020.<p>As a state with a …

Build Your Own Flat-Pack Micro Nomad Home for Less than $30,000

1/8<p>Micro Home from Nomad<p>Fancy building your own home? This cozy micro dwelling from Nomad could make that a much easier reality, and it will only set …

Off-grid

Drought is no reason to ease environmental protections, California voters say

After four parched years, most California voters seem to be taking<p>the droughtin stride, saying it has had little to no effect on their daily lives. They oppose sacrificing environmental protections to expand water supplies and generally approve of how Gov.Jerry Brownhas handled the crisis, …

Here's Why Desalination Won't Help Drought-Stricken California | VICE News

In drought-wracked California, some towns are looking to the sea for a solution to their water woes.<p>But turning salty seawater into something drinkable is a costly process that's not likely to help break the long dry spell by itself.<p>"There's a saying — and it might be true — that ocean water …

Another Water Scam

There are endless scams and dubious products out there. I could tackle one every day and never get to the end, because more would crop up faster than …

Can fertilized phytoplankton help cool the planet?

BOSTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- As climate change predictions have become more dire -- with the point of no return drifting closer and closer -- the …

Less water might be plenty for California, experts say, and conservation is only the start

Across California this summer, residents have been racking up water conservation numbers that defy expectations — a 27% reduction in June, followed by 31.3% in July.<p>Perhaps more impressive than the percentage figures, however, is the actual volume of water saved over two months: 414,800 …