All posts tagged "featured"

  • House Republicans demand water capture from El Nino
    House Republicans demand water capture from El Nino

    California congressional Republicans are demanding a plan to capture and store water once El Nino hits the drought-stricken state. Although a plan has passed the House, Governor Brown opposes the legislation, which would funnel water to the...

    • Posted October 23, 2015
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  • Central Valley Board of Supervisors oppose twin tunnels
    Central Valley Board of Supervisors oppose twin tunnels

    On Tuesday, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to oppose the twin tunnels being pushed by Governor Jerry Brown. Because the board is opposed to the proposal, comments of opposition will be submitted to...

    • Posted October 22, 2015
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  • California legislators to learn from Australian drought
    California legislators to learn from Australian drought

    From 1997 to 2009, Australia had a severe drought, the longest drought on record. As part of a learning experience, California lawmakers, environmental, labor and business leaders are currently on a trip to Australia to see how...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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  • Beavers: the solution to the drought?
    Beavers: the solution to the drought?

    With no sign of the California drought coming to an end anytime soon, researchers and water wonks are looking for the latest, most innovative ideas to help solve the severe drought. According to a study conducted by...

    • Posted October 20, 2015
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  • Severe flooding, sink hole in Vista
    Severe flooding, sink hole in Vista

    A water main break caused flooded driveways and homes in Vista early Friday morning. A water main broke, causing the pavement in someone’s driveway to buckle. Eventually, the buckled pavement caused a massive sinkhole, about the size...

    • Posted October 19, 2015
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  • Federal judge rules against government agency
    Federal judge rules against government agency

    On Thursday, a federal judge ruled against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, saying the government agency failed to answer AquaAlliance, an environmental group’s, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. AquaAlliance requested information on well owners, to determine...

    • Posted October 18, 2015
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  • Names of water wasters released to public
    Names of water wasters released to public

    On Thursday, East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) released a list of excessive water wasters. Here’s how they stacked up: George Kirkland, former Chevron vice president, uses 12,600 gallons of water per day. Mark Pine, venture capital...

    • Posted October 17, 2015
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  • 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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