Daniel Kang’s parents, Helen and Tom, have built a life for their family by pressing and washing clothes at the midtown dry-cleaning shop with the retro sign. They are proud of Daniel and his Berkeley-educated brother. And they are proud when they think of all the men and women who head to their own important jobs every day, dressed in shirts and suits washed at Mercury Cleaners.

As the drought has taken hold in California, recycled water programs are winning acceptance. It's expected to be a significant source of landscaping and drinking water for many Californians in years to come.
Germany Climate Change IPCC
The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.
Two Sacramento area experts say shortage of bugs to eat threatens bat population.
Sacramento State will celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday with walking tours, food trucks and informational displays.
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Zero net energy homes designed to send energy back to the electric grid may not be widespread but their adoption is destined to grow rapidly - and so are the many problems that come with them. That growth is quickly outpacing what the electric grid can handle.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public comments through April 16 on California’s proposal to build temporary dams across three Delta sloughs due to the drought.
In the months since its release, the documentary “Blackfish” has provoked unsettling questions about SeaWorld’s popular live orca shows. On Tuesday, California lawmakers punted an opportunity to answer, ensuring a bill to ban the performances won’t surface this session.

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