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Surviving The Drought: How to Maintain Trees for Cleaner Air, Higher Property Value, Energy Reduction

Published: 
Mon, 10/05/2015 (All day)

Santa Monica’s Recreation and Parks Commissioner Phil Brock says the city’s ability to maintain trees during the drought has provided numerous benefits to residents.

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Metropolitan Water District aims to build plant to recycle sewage into drinking water

Published: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 (All day)

For more than 80 years, the Metropolitan Water District has paved the way for Southern California's epic growth by securing water from hundreds of miles away.

This week, the mammoth agency said it wants to invest closer to home in what would be one of the world's largest plants to recycle sewage into drinking water.

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Shell's withdrawal from the Beaufort and Chukchi seas isn't all good news for the Arctic

Published: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 (All day)

It's tempting to think of the latest oil-drilling news as a victory: Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced that it was ending its barely begun operations in the Arctic seas off Alaska because its first exploration showed disappointing stores of oil in an area that had been considered one of the most promising.

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State solar users would lose savings if proposal is OKd; SolarCity describes 'catastrophic' future

Published: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 (All day)

Tired of growing electricity bills, Miguel Espinoza decided to turn to the sun, rather than the grid, for power.

The Inglewood resident signed in March with solar leasing giant SolarCity to fix his electric bills at $130 a month — down from the $250 to $300 he had been paying.

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McDonald's move to cage-free eggs is a tipping point for the industry

Published: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 (All day)

Will the next egg you crack come from a chicken raised in a roomier barn?

Foodies and farmers are in unusual agreement on the answer: If not now, then soon enough.