SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the economic toll of California’s drought expected to hit $2.74 billion for 2015, water suppliers, investors and urban and agricultural users are seeking ways to reduce water consumption, according to Next 10’s issue brief, California Innovation and Meeting the Water Challenge. The brief finds urban users were able to save 600,000 acre-feet of water between June and August 2015, while venture capital investment looked to match rising demand for products and services improving water efficiency and management.
The worst drought in California in more than a century may actually be carrying some good news.
The average L.A. driver spends 90 hours a year stuck in traffic. Although the quality of the air has improved significantly over the years, the city still has, by some measures, the smoggiest in the country. And, of course, asthma and other ailments from dirty air harm residents, especially children – and particularly those in low-income communities.
The Gillespie Field trolley station is on the Green Line in the northwest corner of El Cajon near its namesake, the county-owned Gillespie Field Airport.
That’s part of its problem – aside from the airport, there is nothing around.
Earlier this month, the California environmental group Next 10 released a study ranking the walkability of nearly 500 rail stations in the Golden State’s major cities. Not surprisingly, San Diego’s transit stations rated at or near the bottom.