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In Drought-Ridden California, the Classic Lawn Loses Ground, no more lawns

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Thu, 10/29/2015 (All day)

 Just a year ago, the Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club — which bills itself as having an “exquisitely manicured, visually breathtaking” golf course — featured the same traditional rolling hills of grass found at golf clubs around the country.

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One of America’s Most Auto-Centric Cities Ditches the Car

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Thu, 10/29/2015 (All day)

Until five years ago, Indianapolis had less than one mile of bike lanes. Home of the Indianapolis 500, it was a city where cars reigned supreme.

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Greenland Is Melting Away

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Thu, 10/29/2015 (All day)

The midnight sun still gleamed at 1 a.m. across the brilliant expanse of the Greenland ice sheet. Brandon Overstreet, a doctoral candidate in hydrology at the University of Wyoming, picked his way across the frozen landscape, clipped his climbing harness to an anchor in the ice and crept toward the edge of a river that rushed downstream toward an enormous sinkhole.

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Farmers Are Embracing Sustainability -- You Just Aren't Hearing About It

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Tue, 10/27/2015 (All day)

When farmers make the news in relation to climate issues like droughts, floods or extreme heat, they are often described in opposition to both environmentalists and, sometimes, scientists alike.

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Big water users, take note: DWP is considering outing you

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Tue, 10/27/2015 (All day)

Decades before someone coined the Twitter hashtag #droughtshaming and people began posting YouTube videos of their neighbors' drowning lawns, California water suppliers encouraged conservation by releasing the names of their biggest water hogs.