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California Residential Water Use Varies Widely

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Residents in California's coastal communities use far less water than their inland counterparts, but must still find ways to cut back more, residential per-capita water-use figures released for the first time Tuesday show. Full Story

Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory
California likes to claim it has happy cows, but Colorado’s ladies set the per-animal pace in milk production recently, handily breaking the 2,000 pound mark. Full Story

California's Deeping Drought Shrinks Rice Harvest

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:56 PM

California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers. Full Story

Wildfires, Sinking Land the Result of California's 3 Year Drought

posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Wildfires, Sinking Land the Result of California's 3 Year Drought
California’s King Fire continued to rage this week, fueled by drought-stricken timber and tinder-dry grass. The blaze, an alleged product of arson, already has consumed an area the size of the San Francisco peninsula. Full Story

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
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