A new frontier in the energy-water nexus is being forged in Southern California. Teaming up with Advanced Microgrid Solutions, Irvine Ranch Water District will be using an energy storage system to reduce its costs and help ease demand on the grid during peak hours.
Hydroelectric power may not be a carbon-free energy source after all. A new study from Washington State University finds that reservoirs behind dams produce more greenhouse gas emissions than previously thought.
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe of Shasta County has been tracing the journey that follows the spawning route of the winter-run chinook salmon to raise public awareness of the fish’s plight, said Caleen Sisk, the Winemmem’s chief and spiritual leader.
The Spirit of Sacramento, an 85-foot paddle boat, initially had capsized in False River near Bethel Island on Sept. 4 after taking on water due to equipment failure. The boat was estimated to have been carrying approximately 600 gallons of diesel fuel.
A press release from the Northcoast Regional Land Trust: On Saturday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed AB 1958 by Assemblymember Jim Wood updating the Forest Practice Act to allow for restoration of Northern California’s oak woodlands.
Lurching for a third day through the bone-dry chaparral of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the Loma Fire by Wednesday had grown in size by 10 percent, a sizzling 2,250-acre blaze with 300 homes in its path and more than 1,000 firefighters trying to rein it in.
Neighbors of a huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida’s main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster.
There are fewer than 500 North Atlantic right whales left in the world. And now, one less: This weekend, one of the 45-ton creatures was found dead off the coast of Maine, completely entangled in fishing line — head, flippers and all.
In the mid-1940s, the Salton Sea was a hotbed of activity, attracting Hollywood’s most glamorous actors and musicians to its yacht clubs and campgrounds. Now, what was once the largest lake in California is disappearing before our eyes and endangering all its life.
Our annual two-day tour of the San Joaquin River Restoration Project provides an insider’s view of one of the largest river restorations in the nation. To encourage you to view this historic project, we have extended the period to buy a discounted ticket to Oct. 11. Join us on the Nov. 2-3 San Joaquin River Restoration Tour as we speak to key stakeholder groups along the length of the San Joaquin River to explore this issue from numerous viewpoints.