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Donald Trump: "There is No Drought" and Other California Water Inanities

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.28.2016 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Today in a rally in Fresno, California, Donald Trump made a few comments about water. They were all inanities, parroting old Republican mis-statements and misrepresentations about the causes of California's water challenges.

California Rolls Back Water Conservation As Drought Eases

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 18 (Reuters) - California moved on Wednesday to dramatically roll back strict mandatory water conservation rules imposed at th...

Four Years Into Drought, California To Make Some Water Restrictions Permanent

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California on Monday prepared to lift severe mandatory water conservation orders imposed at the height of the state's m...

California Continues To Drastically Cut Water Usage Amid Severe Drought

Reuters | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Drought-stricken California cut urban water use statewide by 31.3 percent during July, exceeding a governmen...

Millions Of 'Shade Balls' Protect LA's Water During Drought

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.14.2015 | Science

Los Angeles can't make it rain, but it can shield its precious water with "shade balls" -- 96 million of them to be exact. For months, the Los Angeles...

Poll Finds Support For Water Conservation Efforts Amid California's Historic Drought

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, May 27 (Reuters) - An overwhelming majority of U.S. residents think the drought that has hit agricult...

Roque Planas

Atlantic Editor Wonders If Maybe Immigration Has Something To Do With California's Water Crisis | Roque Planas | Posted 05.22.2015 | Latino Voices

David Frum, a conservative pundit and senior editor at The Atlantic, wants to know why The New York Times isn’t putting more emphasis on immigration...

California Farmers Agree To Give Up Some Of Their Water

Associated Press | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this...

Here's How Gov. Brown Wants To Punish California's Water-Wasters

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

Wasting water in drought-stricken California could soon cost you up to $10,000, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced Tuesday after meeting with mayors from ...

Lydia O'Connor

Nestle Denies California Bottled Water Factories Contribute To Drought | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.08.2015 | Green

Nestle, the world's largest food company, on Tuesday defended its bottled water operations in drought-plagued California after critics slammed the com...

Water, Water Everywhere

Terry Tamminen | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Terry Tamminen

By now you've heard about the epic drought threatening every California water user, from almond growers to swimming pool owners. So would it surprise you to learn that the state actually has more than enough water to go around?

Lydia O'Connor

The Little Things Californians Are Doing To Conserve During The Drought | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green

Conserving water isn’t optional anymore in drought-stricken California. Earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown announced the first-ever mandatory stat...

Joe Satran

Most Of Your Asparagus Comes From Abroad These Days. Here's Why. | Joe Satran | Posted 04.10.2015 | Taste

Asparagus farming is NOT easy.

These People Are Doing Something About California's Awful Drought

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green

California's drought is serious. The U.S. Drought Monitor currently lists more than 40 percent of the state in the highest category, "exceptional drou...

In Greenhouse California, the Hissing of Summer Lawns Fizzles While Races for Senator and Governor Quietly Take Shape

William Bradley | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

One of the most curious staples of suburban American living, the lawn, seems to have had its day in California. With voluntary cutbacks coming up short of the need, Governor Jerry Brown has ordered a mandatory cut of 25 percent on water use from 2013 levels.

California Used 70 Million Gallons Of Water For Fracking Amid Drought

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green

(In paragraph 5, deletes reference to "per well." In final paragraph, corrects date to April 30) By Rory Carroll SAN FR...

How to Take Long Showers and Still Save the World From Drought

Adam J. Rose | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
Adam J. Rose

While all water conservation is good, not all water conservation is equal. If you make a few smarter choices, you really shouldn't feel guilty about the things listed below -- provided you don't over-indulge.

NASA Scientist: California Has About One Year Of Water Saved

Los Angeles Times | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green

Given the historic low temperatures and snowfalls that pummeled the eastern U.S. this winter, it might be easy to overlook how devastating California'...

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 Snowpack Is Alarmingly Low

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green

California is days away from completing what may become its driest January on record -- and a recent chart from water officials provides a grim glimps...

Striking Photos Show Struggle Of Farmers In California Drought

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green

Recent years have been trying for California as it weathers its worst drought in 1,200 years. Perhaps the hardest hit have been the state’s farmers ...

Chinese Water Management: Supply, Demand, and a Changing Climate

Peter Neill | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

If you accept that water is the most valuable commodity on earth, then there is no financial argument against its production at whatever cost. Hopefully the world, regardless of national aspiration, political ideology, and systems of governance, will come to that conclusion in time to assuage our thirst for survival.

For Californians, The Drought Is Almost As Big Of A Concern As Their Jobs

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.24.2014 | Green

Californians are almost just as worried about the state’s water woes as they are about their jobs, a survey from the Public Policy Institute of Cali...

Los Angeles To Cut Water Use By 20 Percent, Mayor Says

Reuters | Alex Dobuzinskis | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES, Oct 14 (Reuters) - The mayor of Los Angeles aims to reduce local water use by 20 percent over the next three years to address a record ...

Hunter Stuart

Dunkin' Donuts Is Fueling Our Almond Milk Obsession At Just The Wrong Time | Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

Is our obsession with almond milk sucking California dry? Dunkin' Donuts announced last week that it will start offering almond milk at most of ...