Development Gobbling Up Open Space Across Western States At Alarming RateThe natural landscape of the Wild West is disappearing.
California Looks At Easing Drought Cuts After El Niño WinterCalifornia will consider lifting a mandatory statewide water conservation order for cities and towns after a rainy, snowy winter eased the state's five-year drought, water officials said Monday.
Ducks Dismayed After Decorative Pond Drained In PleasantonDucks may be dismayed by the loss of a decorative pond in Pleasanton, but the California drought requires fresh water be conserved.
Californians Fall Short Of Water Conservation Target For NovemberResidents of drought-stricken California used 20 percent less water in November, falling short of the governor's 25 percent conservation mandate for a second straight month.
Don't Count On El Niño, Rain Could Miss Northern California AltogetherNorthern Californians shouldn't stop conserving because they keep hearing El Niño is coming to the rescue.
Forest Service Abandons Lake Tahoe Logging Plan Following Biologist's Legal ChallengeThe U.S. Forest Service has abandoned logging plans it suspended in the mountains above Lake Tahoe nearly two years ago after a prominent scientist filed a lawsuit accusing the agency of acting illegally.
Weed-Infested Winner Of SF's 'Ugliest Yard Contest' Wins Drought-Friendly MakeoverPageants and prizes aren’t always for the ‘loveliest of them all.’ San Francisco has awarded a prize to a home in the city’s Sunset neighborhood for having the 'Ugliest Yard,' and threw a block party on Saturday to celebrate.
Drought Surcharge, Rate Increase Takes Effect For EBMUD CustomersEast Bay customers will pay more for their water now that a drought surcharge and rate increase has taken effect.
Neighbor Wasting Water? Here's How To Get Them Conserving Without #DroughtShamingIn an environmental era marked by passive aggressive #DroughtShaming social media posts, a Bay Area nonprofit is giving tips for (nicely) reminding neighbors to turn off those lawn sprinklers and garden hoses.
DJ, Musician Moby Tells Drought-Shamed Californians To Skip Showers So They Can Eat Beef 'Responsibly'Grammy Award-winning DJ, musician and very vegan artist Moby is the face of a new campaign that let’s folks ‘have their steak and eat it, too,’ even in these drought-shaming times.
Benicia Water Board Reduces Conservation Target In Response To Residents' Exemplary Efforts"Benicians deserve to be congratulated for their hard work... our conservation rate in April was among the highest in the state, " City Manager Brad Kilger said in a statement.
CA Attorney General Defends Water Rate Penalties To Encourage ConservationCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking the state's Supreme Court to strictly limit a lower court's ruling that local water rates designed to encourage conservation are unconstitutional.