The development of safer pesticides and legal restrictions on their use have sharply reduced the risk to humans from pesticide-tainted rivers and streams, while the potential risk to aquatic life in urban waters has risen, according to a two-decade survey published on Thursday.
The University of the Pacific’s latest Business Forecast shows California to continue growing at a modest rate of 2 to 3 percent for jobs and economic output. The forecast predicts the drought will have only a minimal impact on the economy.
Even as summer on the calendar pushes toward fall, a burgeoning high pressure system is pushing into Southern California and will likely bring the hottest temperatures of the year to the Inland area this weekend.
Rangers from an open space district in the wooded hills above Los Gatos descended upon a neighboring nudist camp Thursday, accused its residents of stealing water and ripped out an upstream water line that has helped keep the resort open during California’s drought.
Two national reports out Tuesday show that bird species throughout the nation are facing challenges to survive, but local efforts — such as wetland restoration projects in Marin — can help by improving habitat.
I grew up in New York City, which is probably why I care so much about wilderness. … I got into it early and as often as possible, becoming one of the first whitewater river guides in the Grand Canyon and elsewhere.
Levels of pesticides continue to be a concern for aquatic life in many of the Nation’s rivers and streams in agricultural and urban areas, according to a new USGS study spanning two decades (1992-2011). Pesticide levels seldom exceeded human health benchmarks.
The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with University Corporation for Atmospheric Research’s COMET Program, has released three video interviews with Frank Leitz, Senior Chemical Engineer at the Bureau of Reclamation. Leitz shares stories and lessons learned from more than 50 years of his work on water purification and desalination projects.