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[10 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
SPECIAL REPORT: On Silicon Valley’s coast, cows unite ranchers and open space groups “Cattle Drive”: A multimedia report which explores the ways agriculture and open space groups are working together to keep the farming and ranching industries viable on Silicon Valley’s coast.

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[3 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Sacred and scarce: An exploration of the Bay Area’s tap water Off Interstate 280, the Pulgas Water Temple serves as a reminder of the Herculean scale of the Hetch Hetchy System that started bringing a reliable water supply to the Bay Area more than 80 years ago.

Business & Money, Environment, Frontpage Featured, Multimedia, Science & Tech »

[1 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
A closer look at solar industry giants SunPower and SolarCity Movers and shakers in solar are reestablishing their presence in an industry that’s seen some turmoil in recent years. Our animated video overviews San Jose-based SunPower and San Mateo-based SolarCity.

Business & Money, Environment, Frontpage Featured, Politics & Gov »

[27 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Mountain View bids farewell to Styrofoam containers First went plastic bags. Now, California cities are increasingly banning that constant companion to hot lunches and coffee: polystyrene, a type of plastic better known by its household name Styrofoam.

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[19 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
New tech helps some farmers save water, but bigger concerns still loom Traditionally, Napa winemakers monitored vines the old-fashioned way: going into the fields and checking on them once a week. Nowadays, they might get updates via a text message on a smartphone.

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[13 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Solar leases forge domestic trend, but demand varies Solar companies, like San Jose, Calif.-based SunPower Corp., are tapping into new consumer markets by offering creative financing options that allow customers to lease solar panel systems for their homes.

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[10 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
SolarCity’s acquisition of Common Assets points to a new investment strategy When SolarCity bought investment platform Common Assets, some analysts began to wonder: why would a solar installation company with investors like Draper Fisher Jurvetson turn to crowdfunding?