May 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Two major businesses - the MillerCoors Brewing Co., and Oakland-based solar company Sungevity - announced today that they have joined Connect the Drops, a business-led campaign organized by Ceres urging bold measures and shared solutions to build a sustainable water future in drought-stricken California.
When the riders of Team Sky made their American cycling debut at the Amgen Tour of California last year, they seized the opportunity to engage and inspire cycling fans in the U.S., just as they had done so successfully in the U.K. This year, the team returns to California as the reigning champions, and they are expanding on their initial mission to engage American cycling fans in a number of new ways.
Florida eliminates solar rebate programs; meanwhile, California curbs Homeowners Associations from prohibiting drought-tolerant plants.
Regulation Information: In late November, the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) voted 3-2 in favor of a utility-backed proposal to eliminate solar rebate programs by the end of 2015 and lowering the state’s energy efficiency goals by more than 90 percent. This was decided after a very lengthy debate that lasted almost two hours, and the debate might not be over. Environmental groups are considering whether the PSC violated state law by instituting a policy that leaves utilities with virtually no energy efficiency requirements.
Cox honoring environmental volunteers in Orange County, San Diego and Santa Barbara; $20,000 to be awarded to local environmental nonprofits
San Diego, April 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is seeking nominations for environmental volunteers in Cox’s service areas in Orange County, San Diego and Santa Barbara. Nominations are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. on April 27 for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.
California’s drought is putting the concept of unlimited growth under severe scrutiny, and for good reasons.
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.
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.
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
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.