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Invasive Plants Are Changing with the Times

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

According to Bruce Babbit, past Secretary of the Interior, “The invasion of noxious alien species wreaks a level of havoc on America’s environment and economy that is matched only by damage caused by floods, earthquakes, mudslides, hurricanes, and wildfire. These aliens are quiet opportunists, spreading in a slow motion explosion.”

Read the full story here:
http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/252613/invasive-plants-are-changing-with-the-times.html


Landmark Huntington Gardens gets a water-wise makeover

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Huntington in Southern California shrinks its lawn to adapt to drought.The famed garden also revamps its decades-old irrigation system.

Read the full story here:
http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/home-garden/article43444083.html




Some say mandatory water restrictions may have done more harm than good

Monday, November 09, 2015

Despite the recent rain, our drought continues and so does the call to save water. However, some say the way the state imposed emergency conservation measures may have done more harm than good.

Read the full article here:
http://abc7news.com/weather/some-say-water-restrictions-may-have-done-more-harm-than-good/1074575/



High-tech water-saving system draws a crowd at North Hollywood home

Monday, November 09, 2015

When Carrie Wassenaar heard of a pilot program to retrofit homes with a computerized system that captures storm water and then stores it in a massive 1,300-gallon cistern for residential use, she jumped at the chance.

Read the full story here:
http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-pilot-stormwater-20151107-story.html


LA County governments limits car washes to once a month

Monday, November 09, 2015
In the wake of criticism over wasted water, the Los Angeles County government has cut its car washing to once a month.

In August it was reported that some county supervisors wash their cars two or three times a week despite calls for county residents to limit water use during California's drought.

Read the full story here:
http://www.ksby.com/story/30469663/la-county-governments-limits-car-washes-to-once-a-month

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