Sunset Talks Water

Xeric, Water-wise, Drought-tolerant—What Does it All Mean?

We throw around a lot of terms about plants that use less water. With a crippling drought on our hands, let’s break the terms and what they actually mean.

River-Rafting Trips Are Still On, Even With Record Drought

I’ll be the first to admit it: Worrying about your weekend plans in the midst of all the big, scary problems posed by California’s drought seems frivolous. (It’s an issue we should and are taking seriously.)

California State Board Gets Water Solution Right

The California State Water Resources Control Board last week issued a preliminary framework for reaching the 25 percent reduction in urban water use called for by Governor Jerry Brown. Bravo to the board for not embracing a one-size-fits-all solution.

How to Use Laundry Water in Your Garden

  Yesterday I decided ramp up my water-saving efforts by collecting the runoff from my washing machine. What an eye-opener!