Our homes use 37% more energy today than they did in 1980–but thanks to technological innovations, the equipment and appliances we use in our houses are more energy efficient than ever before. That’s resulted in a decrease in energy usage of about 10% per household–great news for the planet!
Some of the innovations include automated and more efficient heating and cooling systems that communicate directly with the electric grid, clothes dryers that use your heat pump cycle to generate hot air, highly insulated windows to automatically adjust shade, and yes–refrigerators that use magnets to create cold.…Read More
The new monuments – Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains – include Southern California’s highest peak (Mount San Gorgonio), the headwaters of its longest river (the Santa Ana), the longest intact stretch of the iconic Route 66, and many other important resources.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a draft regulation, Planning 2.0, that will change the way the agency manages public lands in a rapidly changing world.
While President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal boosts spending in certain areas and the 2016 appropriations bill included some much needed increases for natural resources and conservation programs, much work remains to be done.