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September 9, 2014
by J.N. Sbranti
The Modesto Bee

Anyone wanting to take a crack at solving the state’s water supply woes can give it a try on the just-launched California Water Challenge website. The online simulation tool lets users pick from assorted water-saving and water-development options to meet California demands. Water is a hot topic during this third year of drought. The challenge attempts to demonstrate how tricky – and expensive – it can be to find enough water to meet everyone’s needs. By 2030, the U.S.

September 9, 2014
ABC News, San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose

If you think you can solve California's water problems, then an online contest might be right up your alley! Organizers call it the California Water Challenge.

Contestants can pick ideas that go beyond fixing leaky faucets as a way of fighting our drought. A non-partisan group called Next Ten is sponsoring the challenge.

Some proposed options include changing the state's future water policy, like new limits for how much water goes to farms.

Most of California's water gets used for farming. Another idea is building de-salination plants along the coast.

September 8, 2014
by Lindsey Hoshaw
KQED Science

Next 10 water allocation game

If you’ve watched your neighbor “watering her sidewalk” or wrung your hands at the sight of agricultural runoff, now is your chance to allocate the state’s water resources. A new online game lets California residents control the state’s water — virtually, at least.

From desalination investment to mandatory water reductions, the California Water Challenge lets users choose a range of outcomes and see how others voted.

Price tags are attached to decisions, which have varying effects on energy consumption and the environment.

June 27, 2014
by Mark Cooper
Huffington Post

There's fresh evidence that California's pioneering clean car efforts are working -- and that consumers are firmly in the driver's seat, steering toward ever-cleaner vehicle options.

June 19, 2014
by Alex Jackson
The Energy Collective

Even before the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the nation’s first federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants last week, naysayers were claiming California’s longstanding policies to cut emissions and improve energy efficiency don’t work and have sent electric bills soaring. But Californians and anyone else taking a close look at the state’s success know otherwise.


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