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EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

Published: 
Wed, 06/24/2015 (All day)

The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to reduce pollution from carbon-emitting trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack Obama to address global warming.

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California water use declines 13.5%, state board reports

Published: 
Tue, 06/02/2015 (All day)

Californians used 13.5% less water in April compared to the same month in 2013 in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s historic executive order requiring increased conservation in the fourth year of drought, the State Water Resources Board reported Tuesday.

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Sustainability and Equity Champion Tapped for Top Position at Santa Monica City Hall

Published: 
Fri, 05/29/2015 (All day)

L.A. Deputy Mayor Rick Cole, an outspoken proponent of equity and sustainability in local government and planning and self-described progressive Catholic, will take over as city manager in Santa Monica.

The City Council announced the unanimous decision at a special meeting Wednesday.

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The U.S. Could Get a Third of Its Electricity From Wind Power—and Save Billions of Gallons of Water

Published: 
Tue, 05/26/2015 (All day)

Could the United States get as much as 35 percent of its electricity from wind power within 35 years?

Absolutely, says the U.S. Department of Energy in a new report that details the benefits of replacing fossil fuel power plants with millions of wind turbines generating carbon-free electricity.

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More drought-tolerant landscaping incentives could come from Metropolitan Water District

Published: 
Tue, 05/26/2015 (All day)

The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District will consider a proposal today to add $350 million to its budget to provide rebates and incentives for Southland residents to remove water-guzzling turf and install low-water-use fixtures.