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Fracking Waste Affecting Water Supply In Dry California

ProPublica | Abrahm Lustgarten | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green

This article originally appeared on ProPublica. California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites an...

California Lawmakers Pledge To Work On A Drought Plan

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 3 (Reuters) - California lawmakers on Thursday pledged to work over the summer recess to ...

California Officials To Vote On Ambitious Water Plan

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 17 (Reuters) - After months of bickering, California lawmakers could vote as early as thi...

Environmentalists Urge Conservation As Drought Continues To Plague California

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 10 (Reuters) - Drought-stricken California could increase its water supply by a third by ...

Solving California's Water Problems

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Now, halfway through the second decade of the 21st century, we've hit the wall. California is in a drought -- some call it the third year of a drought, but it could also be called the 10th dry year out of the last 13. Even if next year brings some relief, our water problems will remain.

California To Ease Water Restrictions In Move To Help Farmers

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 18 (Reuters) - Drought-plagued California will ease some protection for fish in the frag...

Whose Water? Ours! How to End California's Water Crisis

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Mary Manning Cleveland

California is basically a dry state, subject to periodic severe droughts. So, how come the largest water user is cow pasture, watered with giant sprinklers sending great sprays into the atmosphere?

Alissa Scheller

If You Like To Eat, You Should Really Be Worried About California's Drought | Alissa Scheller | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

California had record low rainfall in 2013. It was potentially the driest year in the last 500 years, according to tree rings, and dry weather is expe...

Photos Show What Happens When It Rains Just 4 Inches In 13 Months

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green

California has seen its share of droughts, but -- at least in recent years -- it hasn't seen something like this. Governor Jerry Brown declared a d...

West Coast Drought Has Bears Ditching Hibernation

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

UPDATE: According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, there is insufficient evidence to support the claim that the warmer weather is ca...

Robin Wilkey

California Governor Declares Drought Emergency | Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- California Gov. Jerry Brown spoke to reporters on Friday morning to declare a drought emergency for the state, which had its driest y...

State Has Driest Year Ever -- And It May Get Worse

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- The shore of California’s Lake Oroville hasn’t looked this way in modern history. Cracked dry mud shatters the canyon floor, and ...

California Coastal Commission Does Its Job; Poseidon Water Withdraws Application For HB Desalination Plant

Garry Brown | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Garry Brown

Conservation measures such as reducing the amount of potable water wasted on turf grass is a great start. Stormwater capture is another viable supply option we can explore that has positive environmental effects.

Is The Sacramento Delta Beyond Saving?

The Record, Stockton, Calif. | Alex Breitler | Posted 06.27.2013 | San Francisco

Five members of Congress called this week for the governor's point man on Delta issues to resign, after two environmental advocates said he commented ...

California Water: No More Tadpoles, Please

William F. Schulz | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green
William F. Schulz

California and Burma's Shan State have almost nothing in common, except for a failure by authorities to take seriously the need for citizens to have adequate access to clean, affordable water.

California's Lost Towns Devise Unique Plans To Solve Water Problems

| Posted 07.14.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung For a good part of its rich history, residents of unincorporated Allensw...

Guess Which U.S. State Is Most Likely To Survive Climate Change?

Sarah Medina | Posted 04.08.2012 | San Francisco

As if we needed another reason to love California, the Golden State has been named most likely to survive the tolls of climate change. A recent s...

Robin Wilkey

SHOCK: Study Reveals Unbelievable Pollution Levels In Bay | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.17.2012 | San Francisco

It looks like we aren't so green here in the Bay Area after all. The San Jose Mercury News reported on a recent study by the Bay Area Stormwater M...

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...

Report: California Water Demand Could Exceed Supply By 2050

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch By Agustin Armendariz Even without climate change, much of California is at high risk of water demand ...

CA Democrat Denies Swapping Health Care Vote For Irrigation Water

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Did the Obama administration swap the fate of the Delta's endangered salmon for a couple of votes for the president's health care overhaul? Probabl...