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Aquafornia news Associated Press

Tuesday’s Top of the Scroll: Democrats press talks as showdown vote looms on funding bill

Democrats opened a last-minute push Tuesday for new talks on must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend, fight the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild.

Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

More than 100 earthquakes hit Salton Sea amid quake swarm

More than 100 small earthquakes — including three of a magnitude greater than 4 — struck the Salton Sea area Monday.

Aquafornia news East Bay Times

Foul water? EBMUD responds to complaints, says it is safe to drink

Drinking water for 800,000 East Bay residents may taste mustier for months to come as the area’s largest supplier switches to a different water source during a treatment plant upgrade.

Aquafornia news The Modesto Bee

Divided Oakdale Irrigation District board OKs $2 million water sale

On a 3-2 vote after a lengthy discussion about fears of eroding water rights, irrigation leaders agreed Monday to sell some Stanislaus River water in coming weeks.

Aquafornia news Association of California Water Agencies

Irvine Ranch Water District partners with private company on energy storage

The Irvine Ranch Water District and the clean tech energy storage company Advanced Microgrid Solutions today [Sept. 26] announced a public-private partnership to install the largest network of energy storage systems at a public water agency in the nation.

Aquafornia news Electrek

Tesla and AMS win another major energy storage contract, 34 MWh of battery capacity for water treatment facilities

Only a few weeks after announcing one of the biggest energy storage projects ever, Tesla Energy won again a massive energy storage contract. The automaker’s energy division will supply ‘Powerpacks’ to its energy storage deployment partner, Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS), for a major new project: a 7 MW / 34 MWh network of battery systems to support water treatment facilities of Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD).

Aquafornia news Marin Independent Journal

Marin, Bay Area earthquake probabilities increase, updated USGS forecast says

The chance of a major earthquake rocking Marin has just increased, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Aquafornia news KQED Public Media for Northern California

Will the Klamath River be renewed? Owner applies to remove 4 of 5 dams

The owner of four dams on the Klamath River and the nonprofit corporation created to take responsibility for their destruction recently filed long-awaited applications with federal regulators to remove the dams.

Aquafornia news The Fresno Bee

Agriculture boosts Tulare County economy, but farmers express doubts

A strong agricultural economy is giving Tulare County bragging rights about its contribution to the nation’s gross domestic product, and exports of citrus, grapes and nuts seem to be a major factor.

Aquafornia news Associated Press

California bakes in triple-digit autumn heat wave

An autumn heat wave sent California temperatures soaring again Monday, baking coastal cities that normally benefit from the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean.

Aquafornia news Associated Press

Santa Cruz Mountains communities evacuated as wildfire grows

More California residents were ordered from their homes Tuesday as a growing wildfire threatened remote communities in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Aquafornia news Santa Cruz Sentinel

Fast-moving fire threatening homes in Santa Cruz Mountains

Stoked by hot, dry conditions, a blaze in the Santa Cruz Mountains charred about 1,000 acres and destroyed at least one structure as it quickly moved through the area Monday, threatening hundreds of homes and forcing evacuations, officials said.

Aquafornia news Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sawmill fire in The Geysers now 45 percent contained

Firefighters halted the spread of a wildfire in the The Geysers on Monday, enabling air tankers to be released from battling the 1,500-acre blaze in a rugged area of northeast Sonoma County known for raging fires.

Aquafornia news The Sacramento Bee

Explosive fire closes Highway 49, prompts evacuations in Tuolumne County

A fast-spreading fire off Highway 49 in Tuolumne County closed a portion of the highway and prompted mandatory evacuations Monday afternoon.

Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

California is cracking down to prevent illegal fishing off the coast

California’s continued push to police its network of underwater state parks comes as government officials and scientific leaders from around the world gathered in Washington, D.C., last week for a conference on a wide range of marine issues, including climate change, pollution and restoring diversity of sea life.  

Aquafornia news McClatchy Washington, D.C., Bureau

Yosemite National Park superintendent Don Neubacher apologizes to employees

Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher has broadly apologized to park employees, in a remarkable bow to harsh criticisms leveled last week at a congressional oversight hearing.

Aquafornia news The Daily Californian

UC Berkeley seismologists unearth insight into relationship between tectonic plates

Researchers at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory and the campus department of earth and planetary sciences gained new insight into the movement of tectonic plates as a result of the multi-year study published Friday in the journal Science.

Aquafornia news The New York Times

Too poor for proper plumbing: A reality in 500,000 U.S. homes

Nearly half a million households in the United States lack the basic dignity of hot and cold running water, a bathtub or shower, or a working flush toilet, according to the Census Bureau.

Aquafornia news McClatchy Washington, D.C., Bureau

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell promised more talks with tribal leaders to quell furor over Dakota Access Pipeline

Seeking to quell the controversy over the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Monday that the Obama administration must do a better job consulting with tribal leaders on major energy projects.

Aquafornia news Associated Press

Jupiter moon may have water plumes that shoot up 125 miles

The Hubble Space Telescope has spied what appear to be water plumes on one of Jupiter’s icy moons shooting up as high as 125 miles.