Tuesday, December 18 2018

California

Water Transfers: Crucial to Western Rivers, But State Programs Lacking

April 17, 2017 - Oregon and Washington lead the way in state programs that facilitate environmental water transfers. A new Stanford study concludes Colorado...

California’s Failing Grade in Charter School Facilities Financing

April 16, 2017 - A new study of public charter school funding has found that California’s explosive charter growth of the past 15 years...

Insurance Commissioner condemns Trump Administration actions destabilizing health insurance markets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. April 16, 2017 - In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Trump suggested an intention to hold hostage the cost-sharing...

Low Salmon Projections Lead to Fisheries Restrictions, Some Closures in 2017

April 16, 2017 - Historically low numbers of fall-run and winter-run Chinook salmon have prompted the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) to drastically...

State Water Project Deliveries Increased

SACRAMENTO April 14, 2017 - With record rainfall in the Northern Sierra and the snowpack still building, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) today...

NASA: Overpumping Irreversibly Reduces California’s Groundwater Aquifers’ Ability to Store Water

April 12, 2017 - Decades of overpumping groundwater have irreversibly altered layers of clay beneath California's Central Valley, permanently reducing the aquifer's ability to...

West Coast Commercial Sardine Fishery Closed for Third Consecutive Year

SACRAMENTO, CA, April 10, 2017 - Today, federal fishery managers voted to keep the U.S. West Coast Pacific sardine fishery closed for the upcoming...

Report: Shell and Dow Hid Cancer-Causing ‘Garbage’ in Pesticide, Contaminating Drinking Water for Millions...

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2017 – For decades, Shell and Dow hid a highly potent cancer-causing chemical in two widely used pesticides, contaminating drinking...

NOAA: California Dryness and Recovery Challenge Multi-Century Odds

April 13, 2017 - Between October 2011 and September 2015, California saw its driest four-year period in the instrumental record, which dates back to...

California Bail System Penalizes the Poor, Says Human Rights Watch (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 11, 2017 - California pressures poor people who cannot pay bail to plead guilty in order to be released from...

California Secretary of State Padilla and Senator Lara Announce Legislation Moving Up California’s Presidential...

SACRAMENTO, CA April 11, 2017 - California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) are calling for California voters...

Repairing California’s Water Infrastructure with Help from CSU

April 11, 2017 - Recent extreme weather has put increased stress on California's aging water infrastructure and highlighted the fact that the state must...
Salt-encrusted remains of a southwestern pond turtle (Actinemys pallida)

Turtles Die in Southern California Lake Following Drought and Fire

April 11, 2017 - Almost all of the turtles living in a southern California lake died following a large fire and years of drought,...

Feds Reverse Course on Desert Water Mining Scheme

PALM SPRINGS, April 11, 2017 - Last week, the Department of Interior reversed course and took steps that could lead to approval of a...

Karuk Tribe Enacts Salmon Fishing Restrictions

HAPPY CAMP, CA, April 10, 2017 -  The Karuk Tribal Council has taken the unprecedented step of placing restrictions on subsistence fishing by Tribal...

Op-Ed: Jay Lund: California’s drought and floods are over and just beginning

April 10, 2017 - California is a land of extremes – where preparing for extremes must be constant and eternal. The last six years demonstrated...

Attorney General Xavier Becerra Delivers Freedom of Information Act Request to U.S. EPA

SACRAMENTO April 7, 2017 - Today, Attorney General Xavier Becerra delivered a formal request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for thirty-two categories...

NRDC: Year after year, California continues to use more water than is made available...

SACRAMENTO, CA, April 7, 2017 - After an unusually wet winter, Governor Jerry Brown today lifted the emergency drought order for most of California...

Governor Brown Lifts Drought Emergency, Retains Prohibition on Wasteful Practices

SACRAMENTO April 7, 2017 - Following unprecedented water conservation and plentiful winter rain and snow, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today ended the drought...

Scientists link recent California droughts and floods to distinctive atmospheric waves

BOULDER, Colo. April 7, 2017 - The crippling wintertime droughts that struck California from 2013 to 2015, as well as this year's unusually wet...