California

November 26, 2014--Experts make recommendations for coping with drought (Desert Sun)

A group of water experts recommended this week that Southern California should do much more to address the region’s long-term water problems.


November 21, 2014--2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records (Los Angeles Times)

This year is on track to be the warmest year on record for California — and the entire planet — according to a new report.


November 21, 2014--UC Davis report explores expanding California's water supply (Daily Democrat)

On a day when it seemed California's water troubles were far away, a new study found things are only getting worse. It was raining Thursday with more expected on Friday. But the rains are light and won't contribute much to ending the continuing state drought.


November 18, 2014--California's drought has reached Biblical-plague proportions. It's time for a drastic measure. (The Conversation)

Last January, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency following projections of severe drought. State bureaucrats and local officials jumped into action and mandated any number of water conservation tactics. While some have been relatively successful, most will do nothing.


November 13, 2014--Two thirds of world's largest companies exposed to serious water risks (The Guardian)

São Paulo is the wealthiest state in Brazil. It is the pulsating heartbeat of the Brazilian economy. The state’s capital of the same name is a major driver of commercial activity. A megacity and home to 20 million people, it was at one point the largest industrial city in the southern hemisphere.


November 11, 2014--Drought is taking California back to the wild, wild west (National Journal)

Last fall Madden noticed something suspicious. The water filling the tanks outside her veterinary clinic in Los Gatos, Calif., was disappearing at an alarming rate. Madden checked for leaks but found none. Then she realized: Someone was stealing her water. "I just couldn't believe it," she said.


November 10, 2014--Heat, drought worsen smog in California, stalling decades of progress (Los Angeles Times)

Heat and extreme drought have worsened smog in California over the last year, stalling decades of progress toward cleaner air and increasing health risks. The state's prolonged dry spells have brought more temperature inversions, with a layer of warmer air trapping cooler air below, concentrating pollution near the ground.


November 7, 2014--Nestlé water plant's impact on sacramento's supply (Capital Public Radio)

A Nestle Waters North America bottling plant has operated in South Sacramento since 2010.


November 5, 2014--Proposition 1, a water bond measure, passes (LA Times)

Voters in California approved a $7.5 billion water bond. Proposition 1 has passed, AP reports. It authorizes state officials to borrow $7.12 billion and repurpose $425 million in bonds approved earlier to pay for new water projects.

November 4, 2014--Dianne Feinstein may ask Obama to bypass Congress to protect Mojave sites (Los Angeles Times)

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein threatened Monday to ask President Obama to create two national monuments in the Mojave Desert, without approval of Congress, if lawmakers again fail to pass legislation protecting the land.

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