California American Water is expected to resume pumping from its stalled Monterey Peninsula desalination project test slant well operation by early November after the Coastal Commission gave its unanimous approval Tuesday.
This visualization, which uses data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and images from the NASA Visible Earth Project compares the temperature of the ocean surface this year to the ocean surface in 1997. The result might be the scariest 49 seconds you’ll watch all year.
A survey of 1,500 registered voters conducted this month for the advocacy group Californians for Water Security, shows fairly strong support statewide for the Bay-Delta project — including the construction of two large tunnels to divert Sacramento River water beneath the Delta so that it can pumped to other regions.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund has had wide bipartisan support for 50 years. Its name may be little known outside Washington D.C., but many people are likely to have enjoyed the fruits of the fund — it has provided about $17 billion for everything from the expansion of iconic national parks and forests to more than 40,000 local recreation projects across the country.
Hundreds of yards of plastic irrigation pipe snaked between bushes and trees, diverting water from a nearby creek to the site and into a makeshift pond a few feet wide. Rolph [Sgt. Marty Rolph of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Unit] noted the effects large-scale marijuana gardens can have on the environment are clear.
Fort Bragg officials will be reconsidering some of the strict emergency water rules they implemented last week following a flurry of objections from restaurateurs, who say ordering them to use only paper plates and plastic utensils is expensive, counterproductive and unfair.
At a nearly four-hour public hearing attended by more than 150 customers at the [Helix Water] district’s University Avenue headquarters, the board approved charging more to its nearly 270,000 customers through 2019-20.
A San Geronimo Valley fishery group wants the county to pay $917,000 to cover legal expenses mounted during a prolonged battle in which it won an appellate court order requiring officials to study the impact of potential development on endangered coho salmon.
After a dismal season of little snow in Southern California mountains and as the state’s historic drought rages on, there hasn’t been much to cheer about for local ski resorts and the communities around them.
It’s nearly impossible to avoid the water conservation messages on the UC Santa Cruz campus. … It’s a campus-wide campaign to convince nearly 18,000 students to change their individual habits — and social psychology says it just might work.
Nestlé Waters North America on Wednesday announced that it plans to significantly increase recycled content in the most popular sizes of its Arrowhead bottled water, including millions of bottles produced annually at its Sacramento facility.
On Sept. 25-26, more than 120 Sierra conservationists attended the Sierra Nevada Alliance 21st Conference in Kings Beach, California. Attendees included local, state, and federal level agencies, technical experts, scientists, and representatives of the Alliance’s over 85 member groups.
All along, through months of complaints from residents of this city about the peculiar colors and odors they said were coming from their faucets, the overriding message from the authorities here was that the water would be just fine.
Our major environmental laws are a generation or more out of date — written for conditions of the past, not the present. … The Clean Water Act, passed in 1972, has not been updated since 1987. The Endangered Species Act, passed in 1973, was last amended in 1982.