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Drought Dilemma Challenges Unlimited Growth

California’s drought is putting the concept of unlimited growth under severe scrutiny, and for good reasons.
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When it comes to water, California is running out of options—and time. Suffering through its fourth year of excruciating drought...the state’s snow pack is at an all-time low... Governor Brown has issued unprecedented water restrictions...surface and ground water is quickly drying up...and crop and pasture losses are escalating.

LA Uses Performance Dashboard to Measure Progress of Sustainability “pLAn” - The Minute

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As cities create more strategies and projects to improve sustainability across all aspects of urban living, it’s become more important to measure the progress of those initiatives. Nowhere is that need as urgent as in Los Angeles, where an historic, statewide drought has forced mandatory water usage controls. Now, LA has adopted a performance dashboard to manage its sustainability efforts as part of “the pLAn,” a 150-page outline that tracks environmental and economic goals.

Will the “Internet of Things” Solve the Water Crisis?

By: Tim Fleming
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My family has been farming in Texas for generations so I understand the lifeblood of water, and have seen firsthand the impact severe drought can have on crops.  Of course it isn’t just farmers in Texas who are impacted by the water crisis.  Over a year ago I wrote about the state of emergency declared by Governor Brown in California and two weeks ago the governor ordered California’s

Plight Of The Condor

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The California Condor may not be the prettiest of endangered species, but that doesn’t make it any less important to the ecosystem. Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is Kelly Sorenson, executive director of the Ventana Wildlife Society, which has been working tirelessly to bring the California Condor back from the brink of extinction, only to encounter another barrier: lead ammunition.

Plight Of The Condor

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The California Condor may not be the prettiest of endangered species, but that doesn’t make it any less important to the ecosystem. Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is Kelly Sorenson, executive director of the Ventana Wildlife Society, which has been working tirelessly to bring the California Condor back from the brink of extinction, only to encounter another barrier: lead ammunition.

California Facing Extreme Heat Waves and Rising Seas

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com.

A day after California imposed mandatory water restrictions to battle a four-year drought, a new study on global warming suggests the worst is yet to come.

Broken-Hearted and Angry, This Woman Set Out to Heal Children Rescued From the Sex Trade

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Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Jenny Williamson. Read her story and nominate someone you know as a Point of Light.

Jenny Williamson first learned the phrase “human trafficking” while listening to a sermon at church.

SolarCity and DIRECTV Make Solar Power More Accessible and Affordable to Homeowners Across the Country

Companies announce first-of-its-kind program at DIRECTV facility, launch special deal for solar customers this week
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LONG BEACH, Calif., Mar. 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) and DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) are teaming up to make affordable solar power even more accessible for homeowners in major cities across the country. The two companies announced the first-of-its-kind program at DIRECTV’s California Broadcast Center facility today in Long Beach where SolarCity recently installed a one-megawatt solar system.

Balfour Beatty Construction’s Net-zero Modular Classroom Project for Oak Park Unified School District Honored with Green School Award

The United States Green Building Council’s California Central Coast Chapter awards school district with Green School/Government award for energy-efficient classroom building project
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SAN DIEGO, March 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ -  Balfour Beatty Construction’s net-zero modular classroom project completed on behalf of the Oak Park Unified School District has been honored with the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) California Central Coast Chapter’s Green School Award.

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