All posts tagged "featured"

  • Northern California lake severely low
    Northern California lake severely low

    Folsom Lake, located in the Sacramento area, provides drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people. The lake, however, is now at its lowest point in years, at just below 17 percent of capacity. The last time...

    • Posted October 16, 2015
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  • California Water Conservation Efforts
    When to Water the Lawn: Taxing Water Rebates May Change Californians’ Minds

    As drought-stricken California continues to encourage residents to replace their turf with drought-tolerant landscapes, local water agencies throughout the state are incentivizing those residents with rebates. Some water rebate programs are funded to the tune of millions...

    • Posted October 15, 2015
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  • Progressive groups file lawsuit involving Nestle bottling permits
    Progressive groups file lawsuit involving Nestle bottling permits

    On Tuesday, three groups – Courage Campaign Institute, Center for Biological Diversity and Story of Stuff Project – filed a lawsuit against the United States Forest Service over Nestle’s bottling operations. The lawsuit seeks to shut down...

    • Posted October 15, 2015
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  • 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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