San Jose Offering To Convert Your Thirsty Lawn Into A Drought-Tolerant Paradise For $500As the drought continues to diminish California's bodies of water, including San Jose's iconic Guadalupe River, the City of San Jose announced that it is introducing another incentive to help conserve water.
End To Grassy Lawns Ordered By California Officials Due To DroughtCalifornia officials are ordering an end to traditional grassy lawns for new homes and businesses as they continue targeting ornamental landscapes as a waste of water.
Couple Paints American Flag On Brown Lawn As San Jose Forces Water Cutbacks During DroughtSan Jose is forcing its residents to cut back on water use during the drought, so one couple found a patriotic solution to their ugly brown lawn by painting an American flag on it.
$5 Billion Swimming Pool Industry Sinking With California DroughtThe backyard swimming pool is becoming the latest victim of the lingering California drought.
East Bay MUD Ahead Of The Game In Water-Saving Strategies As New Conservation Rules Take EffectThe new state-mandated water conservation rules are now in effect as of June 1st, but East Bay Municipal Utilities District is among the agencies in the Bay Area that have already implemented water-saving strategies.
Pleasanton Neighborhood Keeps Lawns Green During Drought Thanks To Free, Recycled WaterThe Dublin-San Ramon Water District has become a local watering hole of sorts. When Teralyn Fredericks heard they offered free water, she and her neighbors became frequent fillers
The New Eco-Friendly Way Of Combating Drought: Spray Painted LawnsA Pleasant Hill resident is the first on his block to have a golf-course green lawn thanks to spray paint, but don’t worry, it’s eco-friendly.
Backyard Pools May Be More Drought-Friendly Than A LawnAs more and more California residents are looking for ways to limit their water consumption during the drought, a group of experts say a pool could actually save water in the long run.
Free Lawn Removal, Rebates For Homeowners Who Want A More Drought-Friendly LandscapeCalifornia's drought is driving more and more homeowners to give up their lush, green, water-guzzling lawns. Now, landscape companies are offering to rip them out for free, and water districts across the state are giving rebates as incentive.
San Francisco Launches Contest To Find City's Ugliest LawnSan Francisco is on the hunt for the city’s ugliest lawn, and the winner will get a drought-friendly makeover.
California Drought Is History Repeating Itself; 4th Drought Since 1976You've heard the bad news about California's drought before. Gov. Jerry Brown created a drought emergency task force - in March of 1977 during Brown's first stint as governor.
California Expands Emergency Drought Rules; New Limits On Lawn Watering, Business Water UseCalifornia water regulators have approved more restrictions on lawn watering and are adding new limits on water use by businesses as the drought persists.
Tougher Water Restrictions Would Affect California’s Hotel, Restaurant Industry Amid Severe DroughtCalifornians could see even tougher water restrictions after a key meeting gets underway Tuesday in Sacramento. Aside from limiting lawn watering to two days a week, there would be changes for the hotel and restaurant industry.
Man's Drone Crash Lands On White House LawnOf all the places to land a drone, one guy picked the lawn at the White House.
Noise, Air Pollution Concerns Prompt Potential Leaf Blower Ban In SunnyvaleThe city of Sunnyvale is looking into possibly restricting or banning use of leaf blowers because of numerous noise complaints and air pollution concerns.