California plans to launch its own satellite to monitor air pollution

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California is planning to launch its own satellite to track air pollution. Governor Jerry Brown announced the major initiative amid President Donald Trump’s bid to decrease NASA’s part in monitoring climate change. Brown has not announced when the state will launch the satellite or how much it will cost taxpayers.

Brown has long stood in opposition to Trump’s conservative administration, which has fought California’s tough emissions standards. With Trump cutting NASA funding for climate… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



California legislature passes historic bill to achieve 100% clean energy

California is going all in on clean energy. Legislators just passed a bill that puts the state on a path to become 100% reliable on clean energy by 2045, making it the largest economy in the world to enact such an environmentally friendly policy. Governor Jerry Brown has until the end of next month to sign the bill and make it official.

This is not the first eco-friendly move in the California state legislator. The state previously had a goal to become 50% reliant on clean energy by 2030, a goal… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This groovy ‘Sculpture Home’ in California can be yours for just $1.4 million

sale of an out-of-the-ordinary sculpted home, which is a livable piece of art, just one block away from the Pacific Ocean. The home is monolithic dwelling with a sleek design, curvy walls and is absolutely unique. I have attached some photos for your review.

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US Forest Service allows Nestl to continue taking water from California national forest

New protections on California’s Strawberry Creek watershed will ensure the bottled water industry will not overdraw the supply. The U.S. Forest Service offered Nestlé Water North America a three-year permit on water rights in the San Bernardino Mountains – but with limits on how much they can take.

Under the proposed agreement, Nestlé would continue to use the excess water for their Arrowhead and other water brands. Water would be drawn “when there is water available consistent with the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

California to become the first US state to require solar panels on new homes

California is expected to require solar energy for just about all new homes, the Orange County Register reported. The California Energy Commission is slated to vote this Wednesday on new standards mandating almost all new houses be equipped with solar panels, beginning in 2020, and it’s expected they’ll approve the move.

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Here’s why you might see a cancer warning on your coffee in California

The battle has been raging for years: is coffee a carcinogen or not? A judge in California wants to put the matter rest, after declaring that there’s enough evidence for risk that California coffee sellers should have to post a warning.

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VIDEO: Man saves rabbit from raging California fire

Fires continue to ravage Southern California. While the Thomas Fire rages in Ventura County, one man was captured on video trying to save a wild rabbit hopping near Highway 1 in La Conchita. As the animal jumped near the flames, the man followed until he was able to pick it up.

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Medicine drum woman builds beautiful earth home village in Joshua Tree, California

If you’ve ever wanted to stay in an earthbag dome home, here’s your chance. When Lisa Starr first purchased land in Joshua Tree, California, she wasn’t thinking about vacation rentals. Instead, the artist and drum medicine woman sought a place not too far from the coast where she could build a sustainable life for herself. After deciding to build in accordance with the Iranian architect Nader Khalili’s affordable and disaster-resilient superadobe methodology, she recruited volunteers and CalEarth… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Inferno rages through North California, killing at least 10 people

Since Sunday night, fifteen ferocious wildfires have been burning across at least 119,032 acres throughout Northern California. The inferno has claimed the lives of at least ten people, a number that is expected to grow, View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Mirror-covered ‘Mirage’ house disappears into the California desert

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