water use


'We can't relax our guard,' state water official warns as conservation effort lags

Tue, 10/06/2015 (All day)

For the first three years of California's drought, calls for water conservation got little traction.

Then in April, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a mandatory 25% cut, and California took notice. Through the summer, residents slashed water use dramatically, up to 31% in July.

But in August, conservation dipped for the first time since Brown's order took effect.


Californians cut water usage by 27% in June, but officials remain wary

Thu, 08/06/2015 (All day)

Despite record heat, drought-conscious Californians managed to slash urban water use by 27% in June and demonstrated once again that they were on track to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's historic 25% conservation order, state water officials said Thursday.


Fake Meats, Finally, Taste Like Chicken

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:35pm
Shopping & Food

Last May, Whole Foods recalled two types of curried chicken salad that had been sold in some of its stores in the Northeast. The retailer’s kitchens had accidentally confused a batch of “chick’n” salad made with a plant protein substitute with one made from real chicken, and reversed the labels.