All posts tagged "drought"

  • El Nino set to hit California, U.S.
    El Nino set to hit California, U.S.

    Get ready Californians! Water-stricken California is preparing for the worst El Nino on record; it’s expected to surpass the intense 1997 El Nino, the wettest El Nino event recorded. “There is a greater than 90% chance that...

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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  • Central Valley river dries amid drought
    Central Valley river dries amid drought

    The Guadalupe River, which runs through San Jose, has dried up due to the severity of the California drought. The 14-mile long river now only has six miles of flowing river water. At the bottom of the...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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  • Sequoias could become extinct
    Study: Sequoias could become extinct

    The browning of Sequoia trees in Northern California have biologists concerned with whether or not the historic trees can survive the California drought and its severe impacts. The National Park Service, UC Berkley, Stanford and the US...

    • Posted August 11, 2015
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  • California golf courses wasting valuable water
    Are golf courses wasting valuable water?

    The California drought is something Californians have taken seriously since Governor Jerry Brown released his mandatory water cuts back in April. The state has systematically reduced its water usage by 27 percent. Homeowners and businesses have made...

    • Posted August 9, 2015
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  • CA Fire hydrants on lockdown
    Fire hydrants on lockdown

    As the California drought continues to progress, the issue of water theft is on the rise. Homeowners have begun installing locks on their outdoor spigots. Now, Cal Fire is selling locks for fire hydrants. Water agencies are...

    • Posted August 8, 2015
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  • California Water Legislation Coming Soon
    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in search of solution to California drought

    To help create innovative solutions to California’s drought and water supply shortage, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has partnered with Singularity University. The partnership has developed the SU Global Water Impact Challenge, which calls on entrepreneurs around the world to...

    • Posted August 7, 2015
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  • Website Calls Out California Water Wasters
    New website lets Californians report water wasting neighbors

    A new website, SaveWater.ca.gov, includes a form that allows individuals to anonymously report local “water wasters” in their communities. Examples of those who can be reported include homeowners with leaky sprinklers, neighbors who water more than the...

    • Posted August 6, 2015
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  • California Drought Threatens Fish Populations
    California drought has negative impact on fish populations

    Because of the severe California drought, the delta smelt, a small, silver fish that calls the Klamath River and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta home is even more likely to become extinct. Under the Endangered Species Act of 1992,...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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  • Farmers First To Get Water in Drought
    Study: farmers should be first to receive water

    As the California drought continues to loom over the state, a survey conducted by the Associated Press reveals how residents across the nation feel about water cutbacks. Despite the common notion that farmers – and the agricultural industry –...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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  • LA Mayor sponsors event geared toward solving California drought
    LA Mayor sponsors event geared toward solving California drought

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a partnership with technology venture company rhubarb studios to address the historic California drought.  The two parties are coming together for a hackathon series, known as “Hack for Humanity,” where members of...

    • Posted August 2, 2015
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