• World Oceans Day: Fighting for healthy oceans

    It is difficult to be a conservationist in my lifetime. Every single day I hesitate opening the news because I fear that someone will show us yet another ecological catastrophe, to be added to the litany of horrors we’ve been accumulating like plastic in the ocean.

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  • Residential solar is the best deal in town

    The California Energy Commission (CEC) passed its 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, requiring that new homes built in California include solar energy generation. The average new home will have solar panels and energy efficiency technology that will add about $40/month to a typical mortgage payment but will save $80/month on electric bills. That’s doubling your monthly investment while cleaning up the air and reducing greenhouse gas pollution.

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  • Let our children settle air quality battles

    The Trump administration announced recently that it wants to roll back vehicle fuel economy standards and tailpipe pollution limits. The nation’s 78 million kids below the age of 18 will be the ones breathing in this polluted air in their lifetimes. Perhaps we should be giving them a say over these decisions.

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  • Metropolitan water shortages: lessons learned the hard way

    In an era of climate uncertainty, one thing we can be sure of is the next drought is coming. Some Californians have learned that planning for scarcity is critical.

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