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Conservation

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  • What's to be done about energy rates?

    What's to be done about energy rates?
    In the crazy days of California's 2001 electricity crisis — rolling blackouts! Enron! market manipulation! — the Legislature wisely imposed strict rules on how the state's investor-owned utilities priced energy.
  • P-22, P-41, and the future of L.A.'s mountain lions

    P-22, P-41, and the future of L.A.'s mountain lions
    They started life as city boys. In Washington, Seth Riley (at right in the photo) grew up interested in snakes (not the political kind), and in Chicago, Jeff Sikich sometimes went fishing with his grandfather. How things change. Both are now hands-on...

    Drought provides opportunity for L.A. to get gray water right

    Drought provides opportunity for L.A. to get gray water right
    Not just during drought but even in times of normal precipitation, there is something absurd about taking precious drinking water — imported at great cost from environmentally fragile areas hundreds of miles away, pumped over the mountains using...

    A court ruling could wash away incentives to conserve water

    A court ruling could wash away incentives to conserve water
    The rich, it turns out, use more water than the rest of us. The Times reported last week that residents of wealthy cities such as Beverly Hills use up to four times as much water, on average, than residents of neighboring Los Angeles, even during the...

    California's mandatory water cutbacks are a good move

    California's mandatory water cutbacks are a good move
    Residents of large urban areas have weathered California's current drought, well into its fourth year, without making many substantial changes. Los Angeles was shielded from the full impact by water stored in reservoirs. Many Sacramento residents still...