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Vertical Growing Takes Off in Tulsa

posted on August 28, 2015 at 5:57 PM

Vertical Growing Takes Off in Tulsa
The Oklahoma landscape is dominated by oil pumping jacks and cattle. But in one area of Tulsa, a new type of greenhouse has sprung up. Part new business opportunity, part environmentally conscious philosophy, Scissortail Farms has embarked on a... Full Story

Versatile Grapes Help Generations Keep Bottling Their Dreams

posted on August 21, 2015 at 5:42 PM

Versatile Grapes Help Generations Keep Bottling Their Dreams
The Golden State ranks 1st in the nation for grape production and 4th in the world for wine production, behind Italy, France, and Spain. But in the past few decades, California winemakers have begun to see vintners in other states bring out... Full Story

Three killed battling western wildfires

posted on August 21, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Three killed battling western wildfires
The battle against the western wildfires took a deadly turn this week as three firefighters died after a vehicle crash trapped them in what was described as a “hellstorm” of flames. This brings the death toll to 13 for the year. The trio were... Full Story

Records: California plans taking land for huge water tunnels

posted on August 21, 2015 at 4:36 PM

State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room for a pair of massive, still-unapproved water tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to documents obtained by... Full Story

California land quickly sinking in drought costs farmers

posted on August 21, 2015 at 3:35 PM

Land in Central California's agricultural region is sinking so quickly because of the state's historic drought that it is forcing farmers to spend millions of dollars upgrading irrigation canals and putting roads, bridges and other infrastructure... Full Story

Drought forces trout to be trucked from California hatchery

posted on August 14, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Tons of rainbow trout had to be rescued from a Central California fish hatchery and moved by truck to cooler lake water, sparing them from the state's relentless drought, wildlife officials said Wednesday. Full Story

Wildfires char acres at fastest pace since 2011

posted on August 7, 2015 at 5:52 PM

Wildfires char acres at fastest pace since 2011
More than 40 large wildfires are burning from Texas to Washington, with California suffering the most under the siege. The blazes have burned through 6 million acres this year, the fastest pace since 2011. Full Story

Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight

posted on August 7, 2015 at 4:01 PM

California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars. Full Story

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities

posted on July 31, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities
As California’s chronic dry spell bears down for a fourth consecutive year, parched streams and reservoirs like Lake Isabella, the victim of ‘exceptional’ drought, are exhibit A for the most dire classification of the U.S. drought monitor. Full Story

Northern California firefighters expect extreme temperatures

posted on July 31, 2015 at 3:58 PM

A wildfire east of California's Napa Valley has charred more than 11 square miles after it jumped a containment line in rugged, steep terrain baked by triple digit temperatures, fire officials said Wednesday. Full Story

California zeroes in on conservation stragglers amid drought

posted on July 31, 2015 at 3:55 PM

California residents heeded the call to turn off sprinklers in the first month of mandated water conservation, leading to a 27 percent plunge in June. Full Story

Western wildfires threatening homes and disrupting tourism

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Firefighters on Thursday braced for a fresh run by a wildfire that sent tourists fleeing from hotels and campgrounds in Montana's Glacier National Park, while a blaze threatening hundreds of homes in Northern California shot flames 100 feet in... Full Story

Dry California shows it's serious about enforcing water cuts

posted on July 24, 2015 at 2:19 PM

California drought regulators sent the strongest signal yet that they're serious about cracking down on water waste by proposing a first-of-its kind, $1.5 million fine against a group of farmers they say illegally took water. Full Story

California flexes muscles in water tussle with farmers

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:51 PM

California water regulators flexed their muscles on Thursday by ordering a group of farmers to stop pumping from a branch of the San Joaquin River amid an escalating battle over how much power the state has to protect waterways that are drying up... Full Story

Study: Science lacking on safety of fracking boom

posted on July 10, 2015 at 1:02 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of the chemicals used in California's fracking boom likely pose a risk to public health, and the state for years has failed to track and deal with those potential threats, a state-commissioned study concluded Thursday. Full Story
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