A worker in California installs a section of artificial lawn, a water-saving alternative to traditional lawns. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

There are some advantages to living in the midst of one of the most severe droughts in Californian history. There’s the weather for a start; do(...)

Lessons from the Valley

When Deborah Perry Piscione approached her publishers with the idea for a book, she had a very different title in mind. “Why Silicon Val(...)