Just as salmon are being returned to the San Joaquin River, the extreme drought is bringing political heat to one of the most ambitious environmental restoration efforts in the state.
Federal officials announced Friday that many California farmers caught in the state’s drought can expect to receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state.
It's natural for us humans to think of the current California drought as a human crisis. Yes, it affects all 38 million of us who have staked a claim on this desirable real estate, and yes, people across the United States and beyond who consume our state's bounty of farm ...Read More
Elizabeth Kolbert’s book “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” centers around two premises: that humans are witnessing a very high rate of species extinction and that humans are causing much of it.
Package aims at helping those suffering worst impact of crisis, with emphasis on securing emergency water. ...Read More
U.S. could make substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by stopping methane leaks from natural gas pipelines, says a new Stanford study.
Most people associate February with the scent of roses, but there is another scent that seems to be everywhere this time of year, too. Striped skunks around the Bay Area are on edge due to breeding season, using their foul-smelling spray to communicate to each other and protect themselves as they wander looking for mates.
State officials are trying to do damage control to help endangered salmon during the drought, but helping some fish could hurt others.
Proposed $6.9 billion initiative by state Sen. Lois Wolk has strong backing from environmental groups. ...Read More
One home truth for all of Northern California after weekend storm: The drought's a long way from over. ...Read More
State Sen. Jerry Hill introduces bill that wouldo force billionaire to allow access to Martins Beach. ...Read More
At the Center for Youth Wellness on Third Street, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris works with poor children. ...Read More
Police booked 28 protesters for blockading an entrance to the Federal Building Wednesday. ...Read More
In Southern California there’s no imminent threat of water rationing. In fact, the region may be in a position to help other water-starved parts of the state.
The San Francisco Bay Delta watershed is enormous. It has also been enormously altered. Volunteer, non-profit and government efforts have all done a great deal to restore the watershed. But according to Derek Hitchcock, an ecologist with The Watershed Project, “Cultural healing is needed before watershed healing.”
Department of Water Resources says reservoirs are too low to make deliveries to farms and cities. ...Read More