The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit (15.72 degrees Celsius). That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping.
The signs appear about 200 miles north of Los Angeles, tacked onto old farm wagons parked along quiet two-lane roads and bustling Interstate 5. “Congress Created Dust Bowl.” “Stop the Politicians’ Water Crisis.” “No Water No Jobs.”
Irrigation experts from around the world think highly of a water-saving project on Ripon-area farmland. The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, meeting last month in Gwangju, South Korea, presented its annual WatSave Technology Award to the South San Joaquin Irrigation District.
This Hamilton Project memo presents nine economic facts that provide relevant background context to the water crisis in the United States. … We examine these issues through the lens of economic policy, with the aim of providing an objective framing of America’s complex relationship with water.
An abnormal influx of young, emaciated sea birds known as western grebes have shown up on several North Coast beaches over the last week, with a local care center working to restore them back to full health.
Mas Masumoto, that Fresno County farmer who grows peaches on the Kings River fan, has become an invaluable regional voice. Through his books and his monthly column in The Bee, he has spoken the truths of rural, small-farm life for people like him, small farmers who largely mark their daily joys and long-term sufferings in silence.
Recharge Fresno, launched in September, includes the city’s concentrated effort to provide a transparent process for all members of the community to review and discuss the future direction of our water supply system.
Step by step, sewage flows through the city’s Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in the San Fernando Valley. Ultimately, the cleaned effluent flows into lakes and rivers. … Mayor Eric Garcetti, who prefers the term “showers to flowers” instead of “toilet to tap,” also lobbied for groundwater cleanup funds.
When President Ronald Reagan was pushing for offshore oil drilling on the edges of Monterey Bay in the mid-1980s, Santa Cruz voters fought back, approving a ballot measure that banned construction of all storage tanks, pipelines and other oil equipment in the city. … Now, nearly 30 years later, the same David vs. Goliath tactic is being used farther from shore.
After sidelining opponents and steadying the state’s finances, the quirky 76-year-old Democrat [Gov. Jerry Brown] is looking to put his stamp on the state’s water and transportation infrastructure and playing statesman on global climate change, recently addressing a UN Climate Change conference.