All posts tagged "featured"

  • California’s aging infrastructure on the fritz
    California’s aging infrastructure on the fritz

    The California drought has had an unprecedented impact on Californians. As the scarcity of water becomes more of a problem, the lack of adequate infrastructure has made the issue far worse. Recently, there has been a flurry of water...

    • Posted October 14, 2015
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  • Bureau of Land Management Decision Puts Water Projects on Hold
    Bureau of Land Management Decision Puts Water Projects on Hold

    Mojave River Pipeline and Others Jeopardized. A decision October 2nd by the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) could cause significant delays in the construction of future water pipelines and endanger the permitting of existing pipelines on...

    • Posted October 13, 2015
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  • California Water Supply Tainted in Sacramento
    Sacramento waters causing health problems, death

    Residents in the Sacramento area are being warned about blue-green algae, which has been found in rivers, lakes and ponds. Health officials are telling people and their pets about the blue-green algae, which can cause severe illness...

    • Posted October 12, 2015
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  • California Senators introduce drought legislation in Senate
    Federal court rules against EPA

    On Friday, a federal court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt at expanding the federal government’s control over waterways. The Obama Administration cites the Clean Water Act of 1972 as their legal grounds for this...

    • Posted October 11, 2015
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  • Toro Receives Award for Water Conservation in CA
    The Toro Company receives award for water savings

    The Toro Company was awarded with the 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year award by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA recognized Toro’s weather-based controllers that are WaterSense-certified for efficiency. Toro’s controllers measure rainfall and soil moisture,...

    • Posted October 10, 2015
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  • Sen. Feinstein backs drought-relief bill
    Sen. Feinstein backs drought-relief bill

    On Thursday, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in support of the “California Emergency Drought Relief Act.” “This drought is worse than anything I have seen in my lifetime,” Feinstein...

    • Posted October 9, 2015
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  • Farmers Respond to California Drought
    Coalition starts petition supporting California Water Fix

    Californians for Water Security, a coalition of residents and a multitude of businesses, was established to put together a comprehensive, multi-year plan to fix California’s aging water system. The group wants to improve water infrastructure using the...

    • Posted October 9, 2015
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  • Preparing for Pumpkin Season
    Preparing for Pumpkin Season

    It’s no secret that the severe California drought has had an impact on the size of fruits and vegetables. As Halloween nears, pumpkin growers are becoming anxious. Their pumpkins are nowhere near the size they typically are,...

    • Posted October 8, 2015
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  • High levels of arsenic found in County drinking water
    High levels of arsenic found in County drinking water

    In 2008, the EPA issued an order requiring the Arvin Community Services District (ACSD) in Arvin – located in Kern County – to reduce their arsenic concentrations. At the time, Arvin’s arsenic levels were as high as...

    • Posted October 8, 2015
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  • City ordered to use disposable table settings
    City ordered to use disposable table settings

    Fort Bragg’s city council just passed an emergency order that would require restaurants to use disposable table settings – utensils, plates and cups. The idea is simple: cutting water usage during the California drought. By using disposable...

    • Posted October 7, 2015
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