Gov. Brown Orders Ambitious New Cuts in Greenhouse Gases
California has been a national leader in its efforts to deal with climate change. On Wednesday, it accelerated those efforts as Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order with new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Brown called for a 40 percent reduction from 1990 emission levels, a goal to be achieved over next 15 years.
How Santa Barbara Became a Water-Saving Success Story
State officials are getting ready to finalize a plan that would force California cities to cut their water use. Those looking for a road map on how to do that might consider Santa Barbara. That city has already met its proposed reduction target -- and it's gearing up to save even more.