All posts tagged "drought"

  • Drought rules extended by Governor
    Drought rules extended by Governor

    On January 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency due to the severity of the California drought. As part of his executive order, Brown mandated a 25 percent cutback in water use across the...

    • Posted November 17, 2015
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  • On the verge of El Nino
    On the verge of El Nino

    Now that colder weather is among us, forecasters are saying we’re officially in El Nino season. The Sierra Nevada mountains had 36 inches of snow that was dumped in just two days. January through March is expected...

    • Posted November 15, 2015
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  • City of Oakland files lawsuit against Monsanto
    City of Oakland files lawsuit against Monsanto

    Recently, the State Water Resources Control has determined that a large presence of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs) found in Oakland’s storm water are posing significant health impacts for drinking water as well as habitats for fish and wildlife....

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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  • Water technology: California’s latest trend?
    Water technology: California’s latest trend?

    As the California drought continues to loom on, the state is beginning to see a steady increase in water technology patents. A recent study by Next 10, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, noted that 137 patents were registered...

    • Posted November 9, 2015
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  • City urges residents to install rain capture systems
    City urges residents to install rain capture systems

    In order to inspire customers in Los Angeles to capture rainwater during the highly anticipated El Nino, three agencies – the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Los Angeles County Flood Control District (LACFC) and...

    • Posted November 8, 2015
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  • Injunction granted for 13 states
    $4 million going to drought research

    As a means of learning more about the effects of the severe California drought, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has awarded $4 million in grants to four institutions. The EPA’s goal is to limit and combat the...

    • Posted November 6, 2015
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  • Crops’ cells remember drought impact
    Crops’ cells remember drought impact

    Scientists at Emory University have made an interesting discovery: although plants do not have brains, their cells are able to remember when they experienced a drought. According to EU’s researchers, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Plant...

    • Posted October 31, 2015
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  • Almond farms: the next aquifer recharging solution?
    Almond farms: the next aquifer recharging solution

    As part of a cutting edge move, the Almond Board of California has partnered with Sustainable Conservation, an environmental group, and researchers from UC Davis to try and recharge underground aquifers. In preparation for a wet El...

    • Posted October 29, 2015
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  • Depleted wells may be a thing of the past
    Depleted wells may be a thing of the past

    Because of the severity of the California drought, many wells in the Central Valley have run dry. To help their residents, Kings County officials have requested from the federal government $150,000 in seed money to begin a...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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  • Farmers seeing the worst of the California drought
    Farmers seeing the worst of the California drought

    With no end to the California drought in sight, farmers in the Central Valley have to make tough decisions to keep their businesses afloat. Many farmers are fallowing their land. The cost of accessing water has eaten...

    • Posted October 27, 2015
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