Disable your computer screen savers to reduce energy use. Studies show that a monitor in screen saving mode uses significantly more energy than one in standby mode. Also, adjust your computer’s data backup schedule to run during the workday so you don’t have to leave your computer on at night.
SANTA CLARA, CA (KGO) — One hundred Bay Area college students put in a summer’s worth of work to show how to save energy. They created what they hope will be an award-winning example of a solar-powered, energy-efficient house. >> Read the full story
PALO ALTO, CA (KGO) — A federal agency has issued an alarming report that mercury contamination in fish has become widespread across the country, including Northern California. Many people fish for recreation; they also eat what they catch. But the U.S. Geological Survey says they also could be ingesting unhealthy levels of mercury. >> Read the full story