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Reducing Water Loss Requires Upgrading Aging Ag Water Infrastructure

Expert BlogCaliforniaArohi Sharma
California’s ag sector will continue to struggle with unsustainable water use until it addresses broader inefficiencies across its aging water delivery system. Upgrades to California’s water delivery system, such as lining canals to reduce seepage, pressurizing water delivery pipes, installing…

Kern County’s Self Imposed Deja-vu

Expert BlogCaliforniaAnn Alexander

Kern County's violations of environmental law result in a second courtroom defeat for its industry-friendly oil drilling ordinance. 

Considering Health and Energy Efficiency Together: A Pilot

Expert BlogLos Angeles, CaliforniaOlivia Walker, Dr. Veena Singla
As California continues to ramp up its efforts to support building retrofits targeting energy efficiency, decarbonization, and electrification, other housing issues regarding health and safety have also become more apparent. While existing and emerging energy retrofit programs present an opportunity…

Why Do Water Bills Vary So Wildly?

Expert BlogUnited States, Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, New HampshireLarry Levine

A new study holds lessons for water affordability.

Now Is the Time to Go All In on California Water Reuse

Expert BlogUnited States, CaliforniaDr. Mark Gold
The state now has the country’s most robust, comprehensive water reuse regulations—and it must commit to investing in water reuse facilities for a more climate-resilient future.

Food Matters: Year-in-Review

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Madeline Keating, Darby Hoover, Nina Sevilla, Anya Obrez, Andrea Collins, Yvette Cabrera

Through NRDC's Food Matters initiative, U.S. cities work to prevent food from becoming waste, rescue surplus food, and recycle food scraps.