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California's Trees Are Dying At A Catastrophic Rate

Published: 
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 3:06pm

John Muir, naturalist and cofounder of the Sierra Club, wrote of the forests in the Sierra Nevada, "Going to the woods is going home." Unfortunately, since 2014 that home has seen unprecedented levels of tree mortality with as many as 129 million trees across 8.9 million acres lost.

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

Published: 
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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California looks to permanently ban hosing off driveways, over-watering lawns

Published: 
Tue, 02/20/2018 (All day)

California’s top water officials are considering permanent conservation rules that would outlaw hosing down driveways, over-watering lawns and running sprinklers on grassy street medians.

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Cape Town Braces For Water Emergency That Could Affect Nearly 4 Million People

Published: 
Wed, 01/24/2018 (All day)

Nearly 4 million people in Cape Town, South Africa, are facing a dangerous reality: Unless their water use severely drops, they will soon run out.

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Before & After: A massive front lawn is transformed into an inviting, low-water landscape

Published: 
Wed, 01/17/2018 (All day)

Amber Denker thinks like an artist when it comes to gardening, spending countless hours in her Toluca Lake backyard planting exotics and tropical plants. “It makes me feel like I’m painting my environment,” she explains.