Help Save the Environment, Cut Down a Tree


In Santa Clara County, California, a judge has ordered Richard Treanor and Carolyn Bissett to cut down two of the redwood trees in their backyard. The trees cast shadows over their neighbor's solar panels. That neighbor, Mark Vargas, complained to the district attorney, who charged the couple with violating the state's Solar Shade Control Act, which bans trees and shrubs that shade more than 10 percent of someone else's solar panels between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Treanor and Bissett say the will appeal the court decision.