A natural gas leak with seemingly no end


<a href="http://www.marketplace.org/">http://www.marketplace.org/</a> - Ingrid Lobet

A giant stream of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is blowing hundreds of feet into the air in Los Angeles County for the seventh week.

California Is Building The Country's Largest Solar Desalination Plant


Adele Peters

If you want to take a shower or wash dishes in East Porterville, California, you'll probably have to use a bucket. The water stopped running in most houses over a year ago. But nearby, farmers are paying to get rid of around 300 billion gallons of water a year.

CA known geothermal resource areas

Submitted by eortiz5000 on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 12:25

In 2007, geothermal energy in our state produced 13,000 gigawatt-hours of electricity. Combined with another 440 GWh of imported geothermal electricity, then geothermal energy produced 4.5 percent of the state's total system power. A total of 43 operating geothermal power plants with an installed capacity of nearly 1,800 megawatts are in California, about two-thirds of the total United States' geothermal generation.

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A breakdown of California's pollution sources

Submitted by eortiz5000 on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:36

California has adopted a cap and trade approach to taxing carbon emissions, which sets an upper limit on allowable levels of carbon and permits the purchase of carbon credits to offset emissions.

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