All posts in tag: drought

Meredith Fowlie For energy (and water) conservation, moral suasion is no substitute for getting the prices right

My office light switch recently acquired a little sticker that politely reminds me to turn it off when I leave.

And over the past year, an edgy Lawn dude  and an amicable  Bear  have been urging Californians to cut back on water use in order to meet our drought-stricken state’s water … More >

Dan Farber The grassy quad: Does this campus-life emblem need to go?

When I picture a university, I immediately envision the quad: an area of grass and trees surrounded by campus buildings.

But those beautiful lawns may need to go. That would be a bit sad, and not just because the students could lose a place to sunbathe and play frisbee. The quad … More >

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