How to Print Eco-friendly to Save Wildlife?

Whether at home or the office, it’s impossible to avoid printing in some situations. However, the use of a printer can have some serious costs to the environment. These costs involve paper production, the use of ink, and the energy required to power a printer.
This is a crucial time to reduce the way we print, especially since printing is not the only practice threatening the ecological balance of the environment. If you are a teacher that must print, get one of these small …

Pool Cover Technology- The Most Recent Innovations

Pool managers devote their time to ensure the pool is clean, the chemicals are balanced, and there are no algae. However, every pool needs attention, even when it is not in use. So, how do you take care of a pool off-season? By using a solar pool cover.
Thanks to technology, there are different pool cover designs and customization options available. Advances in pool technology have made it possible to combine both function and form to offer pools an aesthetic pool. These advances are linked to the expected rise in …

Top 25 Alternative Noninvasive Plants to Grow

There are many beautiful noninvasive alternative plants to use instead of invasive plants. That said, we secured a list of suggested alternatives because they are similar in form, color, and landscape function.
Ground Covers

Creeping raspberry
Rubus pentalobus
Sonoma sage
Salvia sonomensis
Yerba Buena
Clinopodium douglasii
Ground morning glory
Convolvulus mauritanicus
Dwarf Coyote bush
Baccharis pilularis

Grasses and Perennials

Deer grass

Top 5 Invasive Plants in California to Avoid

The best way to avoid the further propagation of invasive plants is first to identify them. According to the Council of California Invasive Plants’ rankings, here are the most common invasive plant species in California.
1. Alternanthera Philoxeroides
Beware of alligator weed, found in Alabama back in 1897, is also known as pigweed. This species was brought to North America through ballast water. That said, it prevents native species from flourishing. It may also impact boats, swimmers, and bathers.
2. Eichhornia Crassipes
This plant …

All You Need to Know About Invasive Plants in California

An invasive species by definition is a plant that is not native to the study ecosystem and has the potential to cause harm to economic or environmental well-being.
Invasive plants can wreak havoc on California’s community and ecosystems in many ways. These can overtake rangelands and crops.
Additionally, they can negatively affect biodiversity by eliminating the plants that it needs for shelter and food. Other cases may interfere with commercial or recreational traffic and increase the risk of fire and flood hazards.
As if that weren’t enough, there are plenty of excellent choices available. Many garden …

California Unravels Potential of Solar Energy

California ranks first in solar energy production, as per the SEIA or the Solar Energy Industries Association.  California’s weather and economic climate combine to make for a very favorable market for high-quality solar power.
Exploring the next step in leveraging this resource will help businesses, customers, government agencies, and developers alike.
California set two solar records in 2019, according to the Los Angeles Times. The majority of unused solar energy was turned off in June. The majority of solar energy was routed into the primary electric grid.
These records may be good news for ratepayers, as …

Cleaner Approach on Solar Energy in California

Climate change is affecting California as it has never been before. Wildfires are becoming more common and severe, droughts are becoming more prolonged and more powerful, and temperatures increase. However, California is taking steps.
California, which has long been a climate pioneer, has raised its goals. Gov. Gavin Newsom has fast-tracked the state’s aim of decarbonizing the economy, setting a new plan requiring zero-emission sales of all new passenger vehicles by 2035.
California has created a rooftop solar policy for new homes. More than 30 counties and communities have set their own ambitious renewable energy …

Five Trends for Solar and Storage Sustainability

There had been emerging claims and studies to support the sustainability of solar power over the years.
With that, let’s go over the top trends in technological innovation that help us make the most out of solar power and energy storage.
1. Proper roof orientations are game-changers. 
Module efficiency increased from about 13% to 20% in the last two decades. It now makes financial sense to do so on all non-parallel roofs. The days of down-of-ignore have arrived.
2. Carbon-negative building design. 
Two-story buildings can use as much or more energy as they …

Quick Overview of California’s Groundwater Laws

In 2014, but it had to look further down to see above the surface. For the first time, California has legislated control of 85% of its population and over $50 billion of its agriculture industry relying on groundwater.
Many agencies have completed initial Groundwater Action Plans for this year as the SGMA year comes into effect.
Before SGMA, how did water rights work?
Underground basins are a significant part of the state. Until that point, the rights to groundwater had always gone hand in hand with land ownership: aquifer access entitlements allowed for groundwater extraction.
There …

Four Routes Towards Water Sustainability in California

The difference between the value of available water and the amount used in California is widening.
The state’s two central water bodies, the Sacramento – San Joaquin River Delta and California’s groundwater basins, are both overtapped at a rate of around 6–7 million acre-feet each year, illustrating the difference.
California, on the other hand, has the potential to fill this vacuum. Four easy solutions can produce 11–14 million acre-feet of new water sources while reducing demand.
That’s enough water to replenish drained aquifers and restore a healthy Delta, with thousands of acre-feet left…