Large stretches of California’s Central Valley are sinking fast, and it’s no mystery what the culprit is: groundwater pumping. Groundwater accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s water supply in dry years, with most of that used by agriculture, according to the state Department of Water Resources.
In the sage words of Alice Cooper: “School’s out for summer ” (if not forever). And that means millions of young people around the country are suddenly on the job hunt, flooding the labor market to make a quick buck in the dog days of summer.
“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” OK fine, so Mark Twain may never have actually said it himself. But the statement stands nonetheless.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday (June 2) approved legislation scaling back the federal government’s broad surveillance of American phone records.
Better get used to shorter showers,’cause now California’s keeping watch. Well, not literally (we hope). As of June 1, statewide mandatory water cuts went into effect.
In late April, all 28 campuses owned by Corinthian Colleges abruptly shut down, leaving more than 1600 students out in the cold just weeks before the end of the semester. It marks the biggest shutdown in the history of higher education in the United States.
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A bipartisan contingent of state lawmakers on May 27 narrowly overrode the governor’s veto of a bill passed the previous week to repeal the state’s longstanding death penalty. View these interactive maps that show statistics about the death penalty in the U.S.
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A “colorful” map of the 18 nations that have already legalized same-sex marriage.
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