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Electric vehicle charging stations are too hard to find. Edison plans to change thatElectric vehicle charging stations are too hard to find. Edison plans to change that
The thought of climbing into an electric vehicle and avoiding those high prices at the pump holds strong appeal for Southland motorists. But what about charging stations? What if your battery runs low and there are none in sight? ...Read more
A Message from the Division of the State Architect (DSA) A Message from the Division of the State Architect (DSA)
regarding water conservation during the drought....Read more
Sustainable Workplace PracticesSustainable Workplace Practices
LACOE'S Green Team presents a short video highlighting three simple things that you can do right now to be more environmentally friendly at work and home....
How does the IPCC know climate change is happening?How does the IPCC know climate change is happening?
Climate change is one of the few scientific theories that makes us examine the whole basis of modern society. It is a challenge that has politicians arguing, sets nations against each other, queries individual lifestyle choices......Read more
Global Warming: Human and Natural Causes of Climate ChangeGlobal Warming: Human and Natural Causes of Climate Change
The subject of Global Warming is ever-present in the news these days and for good reason. This incredibly complex process either has perilous implications for the ultimate survival.......Read more
Pick up the phone: Plastic bottle caps fall through the cracksPick up the phone: Plastic bottle caps fall through the cracks
Charles Moore, an oceanographer and founder of Algalita Marine Research Foundation, spoke at the Ted Talk Conference in Long Beach, Calif. in Feb. 2009. He says that in the grand scheme of things, less than 5 percent of plastic is recovered and zero percent is ever really recycled....Read more
Throwaway Society Creates Massive Islands of Floating Plastic in the OceansThrowaway Society Creates Massive Islands of Floating Plastic in the Oceans
Captain Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research and Education, a non-profit marine organisation in Long Beach, California explains the islands of rubbish mounting up in our oceans....Read more
Inside the lonely fight against the biggest environmental problem you’ve never heard ofInside the lonely fight against the biggest environmental problem you’ve never heard of
In 2011, an ecologist released an alarming study showing that tiny clothing fibers could be the biggest source of plastic in our oceans. The bigger problem? No one wanted to hear it...Read more
Farm-to-Table Movement Comes to School CafeteriasFarm-to-Table Movement Comes to School Cafeterias
School lunchrooms are sometimes referred to as "the biggest restaurant chain in America," and in districts across California a new program is trying to get local ingredients on the menu....Read more
We need to get to less than 350ppmWe need to get to less than 350ppm
Do you know what 350ppm is? ...Read more
Sharks, Sloths and Humpback Whales: Lessons in BiomimicrySharks, Sloths and Humpback Whales: Lessons in Biomimicry
Biomimicry – the study of how flora and fauna address environmental challenges and their applications for human designs and processes – continues to gain influence in the business, scientific and design communities. It seems animals, plants and microbes have a lot to tell us about the development of environmentally pragmatic and economically viable products and services....Read more
I Haven't Made Any Trash In 2 Years. Here's What My Life Is LikeI Haven't Made Any Trash In 2 Years. Here's What My Life Is Like
My name is Lauren. I'm a 23-year-old girl living in NYC and I don't make trash. For real. No garbage bin, no landfill. Nada....Read more
LACOE Blazes a Green Path With Electric Car ChargingLACOE Blazes a Green Path With Electric Car Charging
Joining some of the most progressive companies in the region, LACOE leads the way and supports the charging of electric cars at its Downey Sites....Read more
Too Many People, Not Enough Water – Now and 2700 Years AgoToo Many People, Not Enough Water – Now and 2700 Years Ago
Drought and overpopulation helped destroy the Assyrian Empire, study says.  Researchers see parallels with modern Syria and Iraq, and caution other regions also facing weather stresses....Read more
LAUSD food effort makes local farms healthier tooLAUSD food effort makes local farms healthier too

The district is working with local farms that produce vegetables, a program that offers relied as growers switch from fruit over worries about an invasive and deadly citrus pest.

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Reinventing  the LA RiverReinventing the LA River
...The LA River is the story of a flood plain engineered to make way for massive urban growth....Read more
Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalizationBig plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization
..."You're looking at a game-changer for Los Angeles — the epicenter of the transformation," said Omar Brownson...Read more
WATERSHED MOMENTWATERSHED MOMENT
Every great city has its defining mythology and its pantheon of local gods. In Los Angeles,
no figure looms larger than William Mulholland....Read more
10 ways to green your work ethic10 ways to green your work ethic
A greener workplace can mean a lighter ecological footprint, a healthier and more productive place to work, and good news for the bottom line....Read more
Composting Toilets – The Next Sustainable FrontierComposting Toilets – The Next Sustainable Frontier
...are you daring enough to trade your traditional toilets for composting ones?...Read more
Water Conservation on a Drought-Stricken CampusWater Conservation on a Drought-Stricken Campus
The Southeast is struggling with a similar drought to Southern California...Read more
Have a Coke and a SmileHave a Coke and a Smile
Millennials lead the way......Read more