edited by Jodi Summers It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) — around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir – for California to recover from the drought, according to NASA. Earlier this year, a team of scientists led by Jay Famiglietti of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory […]

edited by Jodi Summers National Geographic has come up with a very entertaining app that takes you through your weekly water usage. By plugging information about your home, yard, diet, energy, and consumer choices the app calculates your water usage compared to the average American. Know this: The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by […]

edited by Jodi Summers Looking for easy ways to save money? Get rid of your lawn. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will even pay you to do it. The average single family home owner spends about 60% of their water on outdoor irrigation. Turf grass is one of the most water-intensive plants […]

by Tim Smith On June 9, 2014, Germany reached a green technology revolution: it produced more than half of its total energy demands that day using only electricity generated from solar power. Some media outlets took the figure and exaggerated it, claiming that Germany produces all of its power on any given day from solar […]

Edited by Jodi Summers What’s old is new again. The Expo line traces a historic route through Los Angeles. Although its tracks, signals, and power lines are all new, much of the light rail line’s right-of-way dates to 1875, when the first rail link between downtown L.A. and the Westside opened and gave birth to […]

by Jodi Summers “There are a lot of different types of energy efficiency that cargo container-based construction brings to the table,” shares Leslie Horn, CEO of Three Squares real estate development company. “With the U.S. new construction industry desperate for ways to cut costs without undermining quality, green home construction gaining significant momentum, and a […]