Category Archives: Going Green

State Parks Get New Chief

Former Maj. Gen. Anthony L. Jackson will take over as director of the state Parks and Recreation Department, which was rocked by a financial scandal last summer. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2012 Gov. Jerry … Continue reading

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Thousand Oaks’ second solar installation up and running

The area’s recent hot spell may be sending residents running for shade, but the sunny skies are also fueling the city’s newest solar panel installation. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, September 6, 2012 Completed in June atop … Continue reading

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Saving desert tortoises is a costly hurdle for solar projects

BrightSource Energy has spent $56 million so far to protect the threatened creatures, but calamities have befallen the effort. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, March 4, 2012 Stubborn does not come close to describing the desert tortoise, … Continue reading

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Natural gas: Cheap, clean and risky

Natural gas has a key role in our energy future, but it must be handled with care. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, January 3, 2012 (Op-Ed) By Hal Harvey Political leaders from both parties argue that natural … Continue reading

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Californians Now Recycle Half of Their Trash

A 16-year state campaign to divert more waste from dumps has hit its goal. As a result, no new landfills have opened in a decade. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, August 25, 2006 State officials announced Thursday … Continue reading

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Board Acts to Keep Region Green

Ventura County supervisors vote to keep development out of thousands of acres separating Ventura and Santa Paula. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, February 8, 2006 By Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer Ventura County supervisors tightened development rules … Continue reading

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‘Green’ Measures Key to Earth’s Future, Report Says

With costs rising, the administration plans to show ways for homes and businesses to save. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, January 20, 2006 By Usha Lee McFarling, Times Staff Writer By 2050, the planet’s population will increase … Continue reading

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Recycling in Los Angeles: Bin There, Doing That

Combining mechanization and hands-on labor, city program is giving new life to discards and sending less trash to landfills. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2005. By James Ricci, Times Staff Writer On a warm, sunny … Continue reading

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Cycling Nude in LA to Protest Oil Dependence

Police presence puts a chill on the L.A. leg of World Naked Bike Ride against oil dependence. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, June 13, 2004. Daren Briscoe | Times Staff Writer You could almost say that the … Continue reading

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