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Waste Methane Hits Car Fuel Market

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The first commercially distributed renewable biogas is now available in California

Landfills, dairy farms and sewage plants produce clean-burning, totally renewable methane as a waste by-product. Now, thanks to Clean Energy Fuels, that biofuel has entered the retail market. The company, backed by oil giant T. Boone Pickens, is the first commercial distributor of biogas for cars, trucks and buses. There are 35 public Clean Energy stations in California selling the fuel,......read more

Palo Alto to Require Electric Vehicle Chargers in New Homes

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California continues to the lead the way in sustainable transport incentives

The city council in Palo Alto, California voted Monday on a proposal requiring the new single-family homes be built pre-wired for charging electric vehicles. The results were unanimous, with all nine councillors voting in favor of the ordinance. From Wired: It’s a nominal requirement, considering most homes already are wired for a 220-volt line — which is needed for a......read more

Chez Panisse Line by Heath Ceramics

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Organic elegance from the rejuvenated California pottery company $171.00

Founded by the mid-century legend Edith Heath, Heath Ceramics has been producing simple, beautiful artisanal pottery at its Sausalito, California plant since 1948. The company was purchased in 2004 by designers Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey, whose collaborative products are helping push the brand into the future -- while remaining true to its heritage.  The Chez Panisse collection, a......read more

Juniper Ridge Wildcrafted Soaps

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Sustainable, California-made soaps harvested from mountain ingredients $10.00

These lather-rich bar soaps from Juniper Ridge come in a whole host of woodsy scents, all of which are great. Our fave, Siskiyou Cedar, is made with an infusion of live cedar from NorCal's Siskiyou Mountains. But even though Juniper Ridge soaps are crafted from live ingredients gathered from the western wilderness, no plants are killed in the process. And the company's commitment to......read more

'California's Greenest Brewery' to Open on the LA River

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Dry River Brewing turns to the crowd to kickstart its brew pub -- and help bring a neglected waterway back to life

The Los Angeles River, once the lifeblood of the LA region, was encased in concrete in the 1930s in order to protect a growing urban area against unpredictable flooding. Like most LA residents, Dave Hodgins didn't pay the river a lot of thought. But when the self-confessed craft beer nerd started looking at potential locations for his new brewery, he was taken to property on the riverbank,......read more

Bunny Lounge Chair by Bend

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Modern California design in powder-coated recycled aluminum $450.00

The Bunny Lounge, a standout from Bend’s excellent collection of bent wire seating, is a laid-back recliner made of powder-coated recycled aluminum. Like the rest of the Bend series, the lightweight Bunny Lounge Chair is indoor/outdoor-friendly, so it’s perfect to pull outside on those fine sunny days. ...read more

Will the Farm Bill Address GMO Concerns?

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With California's Prop 37 narrowly defeated, GMO labeling proponents take aim at the federal Farm Bill

California's Proposition 37, which would have required that genetically modified foods carry a label, suffered a narrow defeat (53 to 47) last week, thanks largely to the $45 million No On Prop 37 ad blitz backed by Big Food companies like Monsanto. Despite the defeat of the bill, GMO labeling advocates have plenty to be proud about, considering that the Yes cause was outspent 5 to 1......read more

Rethinking Winery Wastewater

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California wineries are going green. But what to do with all that wastewater?

The sustainability movement has taken hold in California wine country, where environmentally friendly winegrowing practices are slowly becoming the rule rather than the exception. There's even a green certification system. But in one area -- wastewater -- there's plenty of work to be done. On average, wineries create 6 gallons of wastewater for every gallon of wine, a fact that explodes......read more

Graffiti Calls For Demolition of Obsolete Dam

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Guerrilla artists throw up clever piece on California dam

Graffiti has long been used to make political statements, but they're rarely as clever as this. Working under cloak of night, an anonymous band of artists recently threw up this "cut here" piece on a controversial California dam. The message is simple -- bring the damn thing down. Writing in the LA Times, Steve Chawkins provides the background: Matilija Dam was built in 1947 for flood control......read more

Gato Heroi Surfboards Photographed by David Black

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California longboard shaper profiled in support of earthquake relief in Japan

Robin Kegel is the founder and board shaper at Gato Heroi, a DIY surf company getting plenty of love in the surf scene and beyond for its innovative approach to longboarding. The name Gato Heroi means "cat hero," Kegel's response to hotdoggers flailing about in the water with leashes (most Gato Heroi boards have no leashes). Big time director/photographer David Black shot these pics of Kegel at......read more

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