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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

California Hopes Fines up to $500 Slow Water Waste

posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:39 PM

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) -- Bo Cuketieh inadvertently let a fine mist from a leaky hose soak the front lawn of a Southern California home Wednesday before considering that such water waste could merit a $500 fine under unprecedented restrictions... Full Story

A Look at How Water is Bought, Sold in California

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM

(Associated Press) - Farmers, city managers and energy companies alike are hustling to find water amid the withering drought sweeping California. But hunting for water can be complicated when there is little for sale.  Those with water to... Full Story

Fish Taken From California Hatcheries Amid Drought

posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

The operation, will transport about 2 million fish, including 430,000 fingerling steelhead salmon, for release months ahead of schedule. Full Story

8 States Sign Action Plan to Promote Clean Cars

posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:13 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight states on the East and West coasts have formally committed to working together to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the nation's roads by 2025.The so-called "action plan" released Thursday follows last... Full Story

Market to Market (May 30, 2014)

posted on May 30, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Market to Market (May 30, 2014)
Full Program: With California locked in its third consecutive year of drought, the battle intensifies over water rights. Midwestern entrepreneurs work to move power generated by the wind from the prairie to the people. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson. Full Story

19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California

posted on May 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM

19th Century Water Rights Examined in Drought Stricken California
With California locked in third consecutive year of extreme drought, the issue of water rights also is heating up. Some farmers, however, receive as much water they want through an antiquated system of water allocations that was initially... Full Story

California chicken still linked to salmonella

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:36 PM

An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken producer continues to sicken people more than a year after it started. Despite the illnesses, producer Foster Farms has not initiated a recall, and the government has no... Full Story

Water Flows Uphill? Maybe, in California Drought

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:57 AM

State water engineers say using pumps to reverse the flow of the aqueduct would be a first in a drought. It would also be a complex engineering challenge that could cost millions of dollars, Full Story
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