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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.

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Crews work to assess, control Santa Barbara-area oil spill

Published: 
Thu, 05/21/2015 (All day)

Efforts to clean the crude-stained Santa Barbara coastline ramped up Thursday as scientists, government officials and workers tried to get a handle on the size, extent and environmental impact of Tuesday's oil spill.

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How the White House plans to help the humble bee maintain its buzz

Published: 
Thu, 05/21/2015 (All day)

The humble bee — nuisance, threat, and linchpin of the American food supply — has won over the leader of the free world. And now President Obama is intervening on the bee’s behalf as its habitat dwindles.

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USDA allocates $21 million to help farmers, ranchers battle drought

Published: 
Thu, 05/21/2015 (All day)

A branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide $21 million to help farmers and ranchers in California and other states install new irrigation systems, plant cover crops and implement other water conservation practices, officials said Monday.