Native Plants Save Money

Native Plant Garden1

Mary Beth Fielder: Replacing your lawn with natives is a win-win-win-win. Restore the eco-system and bring back the native birds, bees and insects, save water, save money and create something beautiful in the process.

My Lawn Is Worse Than Yours

California Drought

Joe Mathews: What’s a Southern California homeowner to do with high water bills, a historic drought, and no consensus on what to plant instead?

California Ag Escapes Water Restrictions

California Water Restrictions

Margo McCall: With all the focus on tearing out urban lawns, one thing that has not been mentioned is the immense use of water by the livestock industry. It’s estimated that raising livestock for food uses up 30 percent of water resources globally.

Battle Over New Dietary Guidelines Heats Up

New Dietary Guidelines

Margo McCall: There’s increasing evidence that adopting a plant-based diet is better for human health, the planet, and of course for the more than 9 billion animals that are killed for consumption each year in the U.S alone.

Cold Weather and Global Warming

Record Breaking Snowfall

Steve Hochstadt: The Republicans in Congress, virtually all of whom publically deny that climate change is occurring, have just proposed a budget which cuts or reverses all the programs which might reduce the pace of warming.

Cold, Dead Fish Awards for 2014

Cold Dead Fish Awards

Dan Bacher: For his continuing efforts to plunder California’s natural resources while posing as a “Green Governor” promoting “green energy” and addressing “climate change,” Gov. Brown gets the “Cold, Dead Fish Award” for the third year in a row.

Anti-Fracking Coalition Calls for Shutdown of Toxic Injection Wells

Toxic Injection Wells

Dan Bacher: The permission to pollute was granted because of the capture of the state’s regulatory apparatus by Big Oil and other corporate interests. In fact, the oil industry not only exerts its enormous influence by spending millions and millions of dollars on lobbying and campaign contributors, but is able to get its officials and allies placed on state and federal regulatory panels.