It is not likely that massive and sudden rains will save us and end California's drought. Here is what we need: slow, steady drizzle, with most of it falling in the mountains (snow is fine) or on the center of the state.
Friday, December 16, 2015, Congress adjourned and killed fourteen years of compromise between tribes, agriculture and the dam's owners all because the...
Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.
The descent of the Republican presidential debate into new lows of demagoguery highlighted the emptiness of political discourse. And across the country, communities experienced the torrential downpours, record temperatures, floods, droughts, and firestorms predicted by climate change models. But 2015 also brought breakthroughs.
Our nation experiences some of the most extreme and dangerous weather in the world, and this winter, California faces a particularly severe threat. Forecasts are showing a strong and peaking El Niño that could deliver drenching conditions to the state and throughout the South.
The government's focus on water for the past 45 years has been more on water quality than on quantity. Despite dwindling supplies and growing demand, ...
Since September 2010, weather-related disasters were declared in all 50 states and in Washington, D.C. And 40 million people live in counties recently affected by five or more disasters.
Congress faces such a stark choice between a mid 20th century anti-environmental bill and a 21st century approach that shows how new technologies can meet our water needs without sacrificing ecosystem health.
Now you are ready to see some cinema. And, in this regard, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival does not disappoint. With 200 films on tap, the selection here is among the best of all the Southern California film festivals.
Californians have been praying for rain for four years. Now experts say we may face the strongest series of rainstorms on record.
With dramatic El Nino conditions building in the Pacific and predictions of an unprecedented deluge of rain hitting drought-starved California this winter, will the "save water" mantra evaporate as the first raindrops fall?
Cities have the power (and some already use it) to create regulations to allow greywater reuse beyond subsurface irrigation. In 2011, AB849 amended the Health and Safety Code and the Water Code to give local authorities the ability to develop their own greywater building standards.
It is clear that we need cost-effective, innovative solutions to build the resilience of the communities in dealing with both mega-fires and the drought.
While San Francisco's mandate for new developments is thought to be the first of its kind, water reuse in the state is not necessarily new.
Golf is a very old sport that started in the middle ages. It is one of the oldest sports still played with great popularity today. The sport started in Scotland and was played in the abundant green grass that covered most of the country.
California officials announced that, due to the lack of water in the state, new measures must be taken to conserve. Although the sprinkler laws hit lawn people hard, this new one seems to be the most upsetting yet: no more running the faucet during a shit.