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Market to Market (September 19, 2014)

posted on September 19, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Market to Market (September 19, 2014)
Full Program: Wildfires rage in California, blackening thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes. Tobacco growers prepare for Uncle Sam’s support of their commodity to go up in smoke. With a history rooted in moonshine, Midwestern distillers take a... Full Story

Governor Signs First California Groundwater Rules

posted on September 19, 2014 at 3:18 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply, bringing... Full Story

Wildfires burn through Weed and beyond in California

posted on September 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Wildfires burn through Weed and beyond in California
It was another week of intense wildfire fighting in tinder-dry California as thousands of homes were threatened and hundreds more were destroyed. Full Story

California in tussle over record utility fine

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:36 AM

The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands... Full Story

California Seeks Regulation of State Groundwater

posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

California Seeks Regulation of State Groundwater
As extreme drought continues its 3-year chokehold on California, Sacramento lawmakers took steps late last week to regulate groundwater supplies for the first time in state history. Full Story

Royal-sized Celebration for Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Royal-sized Celebration for Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
A rural Iowa community was joined by dignitaries, including the king of The Netherlands, as they celebrated the opening of the world's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant. Full Story

Feds to Resume Leasing for Fracking in California

posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:41 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling... Full Story

California's Share of $1.4 Billion Blast Penalty Questioned

posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:27 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — By far the largest share of a $1.4 billion penalty recommended by California regulatory judges for a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people will go directly to the state with no strings attached. The $950... Full Story

Record drought saps California honey production

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers. Full Story

GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM

A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water. Full Story

Agriculture Chief Visits Water-Starved Families

posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:51 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies.Vilsack also... Full Story

Market to Market (July 18, 2014)

posted on July 18, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Market to Market (July 18, 2014)
Full Program: Locked in a drought of epic proportions, California cracks down on unauthorized use of water. A Midwestern photographer documents the critical contributions of women in agriculture. Market analysis with Sue Martin. Full Story

Wasting water now a fineable offense in California

posted on July 18, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Wasting water now a fineable offense in California
Responding to the worst drought in four decades in California, state leaders passed dramatic legislation this week aimed at conserving the remaining supply of water. Full Story

California Drought Threatens to Dry Up Farm Wells

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Researchers say farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see wells run dry next year. The Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis, released the study Tuesday... Full Story

Western Wildfires

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:27 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town, authorities... Full Story
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