300-Percent Tax Proposed For Water-Guzzling California Residents To Curb Usage During DroughtA California lawmaker is proposing to let local communities tax the worst water-guzzling residents and businesses as much as 300 percent in the state’s historic drought.
Californians Getting Mixed Messages During DroughtCalifornia is adopting unprecedented restrictions on water use, but residents are getting mixed messages from state and local officials.
California Urban Water Use Increases Month-Over-Month, Despite Dwindling Snowpack, Lingering DroughtChair of the State Water Resources Control Board Felicia Marcus said residents are falling far short of the twenty percent year over year conservation goal set by Governor Jerry Brown.
EBMUD To Ask Customers To Cut Back Usage While Buying Water To Fill ReservoirsThe East Bay Municipal Utility District’s board of directors voted Tuesday to ask their customers to continue voluntarily cutting their water use by 10 percent because the dry winter has reduced the amount of water in the agency’s reservoirs.
Facebook Use Linked To Increased Weight, Credit Card Debt New Study FindsSpending time on Facebook could leave users with an increased waistline, and decreased self-control, according to a new study.
ConsumerWatch: Palo Alto Startup Prevents Waste Of Medications Sirum, run by volunteers and Stanford University Students, created an online system that allows health facilities to donate unused medication to county operated pharmacies.