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2018 Sustainable Quality Award (SQA) Winners Announced For Achievements Incorporating Sustainable Practices Into Business

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Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:55am

Celebrating its 23rd year, the Sustainable Quality Awards recognize local businesses that demonstrate excellence in helping Santa Monica continue to move toward a more sustainable future.

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The life he lived: Photos of the last male northern white rhino

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Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:59pm

Sudan, a northern white rhino and the last male of his subspecies, died Monday at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

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When California needs to flush its stormwater out to sea — and when it doesn't

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Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:55pm

As the March rains loosen more Southern California mud and fill more Northern California reservoirs, the state still flirts with drought and we still run short of water.

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Making Los Angeles completely water self-sufficient won't be easy or cheap. But it can be done

Published: 
Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:13pm

Despite another hot and dry year with less than four inches of rain in the Los Angeles area, we are back to our water-wasting ways. Two years ago, Californians were using 24% less water compared with 2013. This year, we're hardly conserving at all — just 1%.

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The biggest solar parks in the world are now being built in India

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Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:01pm

Weeds poke listlessly from the flat, rocky earth as the temperature climbs to the mid-90s. On a cloudless March afternoon, the blue horizon stretches out uninterrupted, as if even birds are too weary to fly.