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Californians cut water usage by 27% in June, but officials remain wary

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Thu, 08/06/2015 (All day)

Despite record heat, drought-conscious Californians managed to slash urban water use by 27% in June and demonstrated once again that they were on track to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's historic 25% conservation order, state water officials said Thursday.

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Obama recalls college-years jog in smoggy L.A. as he lays out new climate-change plan

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Mon, 08/03/2015 (All day)

President Obama declared his new carbon plan “the single most important step” the country can take to fight global climate change as he tried Monday to anticipate and rebut arguments from critics about harm his vision could do to American business.

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The Road of the Future Might Be Made From Plastic Trash

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Wed, 07/15/2015 (All day)

The Pacific Garbage Patch and landfills around the globe are overflowing with plastic waste, and you can circle the earth at the equator at least four times with all the soda and water bottles thrown away every year. But if an experiment from a Netherlands-based company proves successful, there could be a new use for all that plastic trash: road construction.

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To save water, new California homes will have less lawn

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Wed, 07/15/2015 (All day)

The days of expansive lawns carpeting the space around new homes are numbered in California.

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GMO Foods Could Be Labeled 'Natural' Under Proposed Law

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Wed, 07/15/2015 (All day)

The battle over GMO labeling in Washington, D.C., has taken a substantially darker turn.