Sunset Talks Water

Three cheers for California: State residents cut water use by 31 percent

The drought isn’t over. El Niño hasn’t yet brought us a single storm. And aquifers all over the state are still parched. But Californians should take a moment to celebrate an incredible collective effort: Residents reduced their water use in July by 31.3 percent over two years ago, far exceeding Governor Brown’s 25 percent mandate.

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An L.A. lawn: Should it stay or should it go?

You remember the good old days of the lawn, right? Running around barefoot with your friends and pretending the dogs were sharks. Here in Los Angeles, I’m still living those days because this is my lawn, and I’m feeling horribly guilty for having it.

The most luxurious, water-saving showerhead ever

Do you remember the new showerhead I mentioned last week? At a flow of .75 gallons per minute, it puts other low-flow ones to shame.

What California is getting right about the drought (hint: a lot)

The Golden State has lost some luster during the current drought, being excoriated for everything from reckless growth to poor crop choices (a gallon an almond?!!). But now an expert is giving the state some major drought props.