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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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New Report Documents California's Outstanding Clean Energy Leadership

The State of California has been rated a gold star for its outstanding leadership in promoting clean energy and global warming solutions, according to a report released today by Environment California Research & Policy Center.

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Rebates for solar water heaters signed by governor

California's effort to draw more of its power from the sun took a new direction Friday when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation to spend $250 million over the next 10 years on rebates for solar water heaters.

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Environmental bills' fate in governor's hands

Environmentalists and industry officials alike are waiting for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to act this week on a stack of environmental bills that would do everything from requiring "green" building standards on new construction to banning potentially hazardous chemicals in children's toys.

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Vintners bottle sunshine with solar powered harvest

RUTHERFORD – Clusters of harvest-ready grapes, pendulous and purple, dangle among deep green leaves at Frog's Leap winery, waiting to become Napa Valley wine.

But a few rows over is a plant of a different kind – an array of square-faced solar panels that provide the power to keep operations humming.

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Solar Homes Defy a Cool Housing Market

With foreclosures rising and home prices diving, there is a bright spot in California's residential real estate market: Solar-powered homes are starting to outsell traditionally electrified new homes in several markets, and developers are stepping up their use of the technology.

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