28 Apr '14, 5pm

Californians, stop watering your lawns — for real this time

Californians, stop watering your lawns — for real this time

With every square foot of California now affected by crippling drought, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has urged residents, yet again, to avoid wasting water – such as by watering their lawns more than twice a week. And in his latest drought-related proclamation, issued on Friday, the governor struck out against homeowners associations that have any problems with pretty green lawns being left to turn brown. “Homeowners Associations (commonly known as HOAs) have reportedly fined or threatened to fine homeowners who comply with water conservation measures,” says Brown’s proclamation . “I order that any provision of the governing document, architectural or landscaping guidelines, or policies of a common interest development will be void and unenforceable to the extent it has the effect of prohibiting compliance with the water-saving measures contained in this directive, or any conserva...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/californians-stop-watering-your-law...

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Britain's vets - it's time to oppose the badger cull! - Comment - The Ecologist

Britain's vets - it's time to oppose the badger...

theecologist.org 28 Apr '14, 3pm

The number one priority for the Veterinary industry must be animal welfare and this can no longer be pushed aside for the ...

A Tutorial on Using Linux for Real-Time Tasks

A Tutorial on Using Linux for Real-Time Tasks

hackaday.com 25 Apr '14, 2pm

tutorial on real-time (RT) tasks in Linux . At first blush that sounds like a rather dry topic, but [Andreas] makes things...

How Should a Real Estate Agent use Twitter?

How Should a Real Estate Agent use Twitter?

smallbusinesssem.com 27 Apr '14, 2pm

I always liked the agents who set up a blog for the house, where features could be detailed, and updates could be posted. ...