How California Uses Forests—and Economic Forces—to Fight Climate Change

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Louis Blumberg directs The Nature Conservancy’s California Climate Change Program. California Gov. climate conference in Paris, is helping California lead the way in fighting climate change.

California wine country: 10 great places to hike, bike and sip

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| Eco-Active In The Vines | Now that the harvest rush is winding down, it’s the perfect season for green wine lovers to savor the good weather and fall vineyard landscapes with a hike or bike ride in California wine country.

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The West Coast Wonder: California’s Response to Global Warming

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California has always been at the forefront of progress and radical change. On January 1 st , 2013 the state of California, in conjunction with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), announced that it will reduce carbon emissions back down to 1990 levels by the year 2020.

Spiritual Drought in California.

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California has chosen to create a segmented wasteland disguised as ingenuity that is entirely driven by the mind. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) San Francisco Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today California drought silicon silicon valley spirituality technology water

Of Drones and Cranes: UAV Technology Aids California Bird Conservation

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It can be difficult for human observers to accurately count birds when they are in large flocks, as is often the case at California’s Staten Island. Tech Agriculture Birding Birds California drones monitoring tech technology wetlands

San Francisco: Bay Area Green Tours leads the way

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El Capitan Canyon: Santa Barbara’s green ‘nature lodging’

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| Comfort Amid Critters | The bobcat was the first indication that El Capitan Canyon isn’t just another green glamping “resort.” Just across California Highway 101 from historic El Capitan State Beach, fewer than 20 miles north of Santa Barbara, this eco-friendly “nature lodging” lures city slickers and locals alike to its luxury safari tents [.] El Capitan Canyon: Santa Barbara’s green ‘nature lodging’ is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Ojai, Calif.: that old green (and pink) magic has us in its spell

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| SoCal’s Eco-Friendly Oasis | With family in the ant swarm of the Los Angeles basin, we are frequently pulled southward from our tranquil northern California home. that old green (and pink) magic has us in its spell is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

California leads U.S. toward Better Living Conditions for Egg-Laying Hens.

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Food Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Green Featured Today animal rights cage free California chickens compassion eggs humane industrial agriculture This is how change starts. With baby steps.

San Francisco: Verbena, new green magic on Russian Hill

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This magic is named Verbena, aptly so it seems, because the namesake flowering plant has been prized through the ages for its medicinal, even extraordinary powers—called tears […] San Francisco: Verbena, new green magic on Russian Hill is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

“How serious is California drought? Check out these before & after pictures, taken only 3 years apart.”

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Worst drought in recorded history in California. It was always that way.” – John Steinbeck, East of Eden Meanwhile: California couple conserving water amid drought could face […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood “And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years.

TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S.

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The winners span the gamut from budget to ultra-luxury, but all have "Platinum" ranking and great traveler reviews TripAdvisor’s 10 best green hotels in the U.S. is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Boston/Cambridge California Fayetteville Florida Lake Tahoe Las Vegas Lecanto Massachusetts Miami Miles City Montana Napa Nevada Newberg North America North Carolina Oregon Park City Placer The Americas United States Utah 10 best green hotels U.S.

Central California: 5th annual Earth Day Food & Wine fest

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Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it? B OOK GREEN TRAVEL HERE.

The Langham Huntington: a Pasadena icon goes green

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| Certified Green History | As I walk past the Rolls Royces, late model Porches and BMWs on my way into the Langham Huntington, I can’t help but wonder whether this impressive luxury hotel can really get its green on. The Langham Huntington: a Pasadena icon goes green is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. California Los Angeles North America Pasadena United States Green Globe Langham Huntington Reuters

California’s Central Coast: green by the beach

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S pring rains have only recently paused on the morning we veer westward, leaving Highway 101 and heading into the feminine undulations of the Central Coast of California. Sounds great, we tell Grace, but do we really have to leave Cayucos and this green oasis for lodging and fine dining?

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JustAhead app supercharges national park vacations

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| Green Travel News | A new GPS-powered travel app turns smartphones into hands-free audio tours of Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley and several more U.S. California North America United States Utah app for US national parks JustAhead travel guide for US national parks

California, Here We Come

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Welcome to California by Curtis Perry used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Now, Alan Durning and Kristin Eberhard share the argument for Washington to join California’s cap-and-trade club. By joining together, Washington and California can untangle a few strands of the electricity web.

17 Things to Know About California’s Carbon Cap

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While Cascadian climate hawks have been fighting rearguard actions against proposed pipelines and coal trains, California has been rolling out an ambitious carbon cap. California actually designed its carbon market so that other states can plug themselves into it. California’s does not.

Just Back: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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As a California native who has lately been spending much of my time overseas, I jumped at the offer to explore America’s crown jewels: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Range-Extended BMW i3 Gets Full $2,500 California EV Rebate

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There’s no denying it: California is one of the most important car markets in the world for manufacturers, and the state’s $2,500 zero-emissions vehicle rebate is very helpful for competing there.

Central California’s Paso Robles: 5 great green to do’s in wine country

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M idway between Los Angeles and San Francisco lie the rolling hills and tree-shaded country lanes of California ’s fastest-growing wine region. This is idyllic, laid-back Green Wine Country where the owner or winemaker may personally pour you a welcoming sample. Drink green.

San Francisco: turning back the carbon clock

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The man calls himself […] San Francisco: turning back the carbon clock is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | America’s Greenest City? | | We are proud to have been asked to contribute the May cover story for British Airway‘s magazine, High Life.

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn: great past, green present

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Cakebread Cellars: 50+ chefs return to Napa green winery

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| Green Wine News |. C akebread Cellars , a long-time Napa green winery, hosts its 25th annual American Harvest Workshop celebration August 18-20, 2011. Cakebread is certified by the Napa Green Winery and Napa Green Land programs.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa: from sardines to gorgeous sustainability

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All California Monterey North America United States best green hotel Monterey Bay Chef James Waller Green Hotel Cannery Row Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa Schooners Coastal Kitchen sustainable seafood Monterey Bay waterfront green hotel in Monterey| Luxury At Bayside | This morning in Monterey is beyond glorious. Throwing open the windows to the briny tang of the bay, we hear the shreik of gulls. Seals barking. Terns are diving for breakfast.

America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

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| Green Travel News | Making summer travel plans? ” These places are not merely the hottest, they’re also where the most heat gets trapped in the summer months, which contributes to overall ickyness and […] America’s top 10 sweatiest cities is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. America's sweatiest cities Green Travel NewsNo sweat, or should we say lots of it.

How to Reclaim Our Wild Genius in a Status-Quo Culture.

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Enlightened Society Green Right Livelihood California construction environment genius green growthIf we trained ourselves as a society to look for human wildflowers, how many geniuses would we cultivate? If we valued diversity, celebrated differences, invited the unknown, and turned our new normal into constant mental, spiritual, and emotional expansion, what would we become? How many more lights would illuminate the world?

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California Audubon Names Burrowing Owl Bird of the Year

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After all, California Audubon’s site states that “This is a conservation award. These Burrowing Owl photos were taken at a rare breeding site in Vacaville California. These birds are surviving on a sliver of land surrounded by car dealerships, urban sprawl, and luckily, Green Tree Golf Club ( see map ). One way we can do that is by voting for the Burrowing Owl as the California Audubon Bird of the Year in 2013. How does that sound for a headline?

Escape to green Goa

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I f your notion is going to Goa for a short green vacation, be forewarned: it’s the Hotel California of India —you may never leave. Sleeping green. Taj Exotica: Goan green luxe. Where does a green traveler sleep? | An Eco State of Mind |.

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Venice Eco Cottages: L.A.’s vintage green by the beach

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| So Green, So Cool | There are so many Los Angeleses, even if you stand in the same spot. ’s vintage green by the beach is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All California Guest houses/Apartments Los Angeles North America Restaurants/Cafes United States Vegan/Vegetarian Venice Reuters Venice Eco CottagesTake Venice Beach, for instance. We remember coming here in the 1980s as an antidote to perfectly scripted Beverly Hills.

Shorter Showers, Water Sense Toilets & Fixing Leaks Won’t Fix our Water Woes.

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) California California drought drought Nestle vegan water crisis World Water Day world water monthTaking shorter showers and fixing leaks won’t help solve the world water crisis. Neither will installing Water Sense toilets, fixing leaks, or xeriscaping your yard.

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Green vs. Green

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March 2011 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Photo Album John Whitehead Create Your Badge In the UK you can now get green mortgages from a mortgage broker.

Clark’s Grebes Were Once Considered a Color Morph of the Western Grebe

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The appearance of the Clark’s Grebe ( Aechmophorus clarkii ) differs from the Western Grebe ( Aechmophorus occidentalis ) primarily in the white of the face extending above the eye and onto the lores… and its bright orange, slightly upturned bill (above), compared to the Western’s straight yellowish-green bill (below). Here in Northern California, Clear Lake is one of the four lakes that support 76% of the total number of nesting grebes in the state 1.

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3 U.S. hotels win as green ‘earthkeepers’

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| Green Travel News |. Green Building Council. hotels win as green ‘earthkeepers’ is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. H otels in Washington, D.C. Stone Mountain (Georgia) and San Francisco get this year’s Good Earthkeeping honors.

Proposed California Bill Could Be Big for Israel's Innowattech

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Energy Harvesting Journal posted earlier today that California Assemblyman Mike Gatto has proposed a bill that would require the state to use piezoelectric technology on its highways. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I.

Blueseed’s Incredible Offshore Visa-Free Hub for Foreign Innovators in California

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California-based startup company Blueseed has plans to either build or retrofit a ship that will provide accommodation and office space for talented foreign innovators who don’t meet America’s stringent working visa regulations. Blueseed’s green vision.

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Ventana Inn: the greening of a Big Sur icon

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| Pretty In Green | Big Sur. Ventana Inn: the greening of a Big Sur icon is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All Bed and breakfasts/Inns Big Sur California Hotels Monterey Resorts Spas/Healing Arts United States Joie de Vivre Reuters Ventana InnThe greatest meeting of the land and sea in the world. The American poet Robinson Jeffers said that.

Northern California Christmas Bird Counts Start with a Bang!

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Northern California’s Christmas Bird Counts started out with a bang this year. 1 California Gull (6th time on the count). There were also new high counts of the following species: Green-winged Teal 412 birds with a previous high of 237. Saturday, December 14th, the first day of the 114th Christmas Bird Count, 27 enthusiastic counters had unseasonably warm and sunny weather to count 21,695 birds for the Fall River Mills Christmas Bird Count.

Ukiah, Calif.: America’s greenest winery and a whole lot more

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| Green Wine Country | Who can resist an invitation to visit the greenest winery in the United States (arguably, in the entire world)? Especially one that’s also among the most historic in California? America’s greenest winery and a whole lot more is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Certainly not us. And doubly certainly not when this invitation is from a guy whose title at this winery is—are you […] Ukiah, Calif.:

How to Green Birding’s ‘Big Year’

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Tim Boucher ( @tmboucher ) blogs frequently on birds and birding for Cool Green Science. Introducing the Green Big Year. Some birders have found a way to reconcile their need to see as many bird species as possible with their concern for the environment — the Green Big Year.