Harvesting Solar Could Help Small-Scale Farmers Improve Sustainability
Research institutions are testing the merits of agrivoltaics - a mashup of agriculture and photovoltaics - in about 20 locations across the country, with projects in the planning stages or underway in Arizona, California and Oregon.
Thick & Viscous: California Oil Production Among Dirtiest in the Country
The future of California’s oil industry hangs in the balance, not only because the public has become increasingly aware of petroleum’s role in altering the climate.Read More
Getting Pumped: How LA Uses Two Big Lakes to Store Energy like a Giant Battery
This battery-like combination - pumps and turbines - can power tens of thousands of homes. And it uses the most reliable force on Earth: gravity.Read More
Outdoor Enthusiasts Boost the Bottom Line for Cities, Counties across the West
Do recreation amenities lure new residents, who might bring even more economic benefits, as well as tourists? One study breaks down the economic impact.Read More