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California Water Conservation

Statewide Beach Shower Shutdown Impacts Millions While Wasting Water

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 07.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Greenberg

Without a public hearing, and without any research that this measure would actually save water, the Parks agency has deceptively used the drought as an excuse to shut down an essential public water service that was used by 15 million park visitors last year (that's more than one-sixth of all park visits).

California Just Cut Its Water Use In A Major Way

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

In the households of drought-stricken California, something finally clicked. This May, the last month in which water conservation was voluntary, u...

Nearly All Voters In This State Can Agree On One Serious Problem

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Nearly all California voters believe the state's water shortage is a serious problem, though they were split on wh...

California Is Nowhere Near Meeting Its Water Conservation Goals

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green

One year after Gov. Jerry Brown asked Californians to cut water use by 20 percent in light of the historic drought plaguing the state, new data shows ...

Faced With Drought, Californians Saved 17 Billion Gallons Of Water In July

Reuters | Sharon Bernstein | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 10 (Reuters) - Facing acute water shortages in some communities and mandatory restrictions on watering lawns, Californians ...

Drought Emergency Prompts Strict Conservation Measures

Reuters | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10 (Reuters) - Regulators in drought-stricken California are proposing stringent new conservation measures to limit outdoor wate...

California Must Look Beneath the Surface to Solve Water Woes

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

If we don't start managing our groundwater, we will be trying to fill a tub with a hole in it. All of our other actions and investments won't fix the problem. We need to do more than hope for more rain.

Driest Year Ever!

AP | Posted 12.31.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a large swath of California, 2013 is closing out as the driest year on record, marked by above-normal temperatures and thirsty...

The Quiet Crisis

Brian Fagan | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green
Brian Fagan

We're sleepwalking our way into a chronically thirsty future. This is a quiet crisis of rising temperatures, persistent droughts, and rising food prices in the face of rapid population increases.

Breaking The Dry Spell | Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles

Gov. Jerry Brown is about to make official what a winter of downpours and rising reservoir levels have already made obvious: California's drought is o...