A federal judge Wednesday denied a request by irrigation suppliers in California’s Central Valley to stop emergency water releases intended to help salmon hundreds of miles away in the Klamath Basin survive the drought.
The ripples of destruction left by a powerful earthquake came into sharp focus Wednesday when Napa officials estimated a $300 million hit to homes and businesses in that city alone – a figure that may bolster efforts to bring in federal disaster aid.
Federal forest officials say they were trying for a balanced approach in new plan to allow loggers to remove dead wood from a massive California wildfire, but environmentalists are calling it a travesty for trees.
The deadline for certain drought-affected businesses in 35 California counties (including all of the central San Joaquin Valley) and neighboring counties in Arizona and Nevada to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration is Sept. 15.
Nearly a year after the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power installed a faulty new computer billing system, customers are still plagued with billing issues and lengthy wait times when they call with problems, utility executives said Wednesday.
In the past month, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than $88 million to help fund research for ALS — a neurodegenerative disease also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — but some critics in drought-stricken California have said the trend, though for a good cause, is a waste of a disappearing resource: water.
A century ago, miners working in California’s Death Valley reported seeing boulders on the desert floor with long trails behind them — as if the stones had been pushed across the sand. … Now scientists think they’ve solved the mystery of the “slithering rocks of Death Valley.”
Thirteen years after protesters put it on the steps of the county government building in Klamath Falls, [Ore.,] a 10-foot-tall bucket that was iconic for one side in the basin’s water struggle has been moved.
Welcome to how some people are entertaining on the North Coast, where water supplies are so short and penalties for using more than their share of water can be so steep that some plan-ahead folks are, indeed, renting porta-potties to help accommodate an overflow of guests.
Riverside’s parent Washington navel orange tree – mother to millions of navel orange trees the world over – has lived well into old age thanks to decades of caretakers who have saved its life more than once.