The House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the biggest federal reset of California water use in a generation, setting the stage for easier dam-building, more recycling and potentially happier Central Valley farmers.
Senate Democrats introduced a $13 billion package of measures that would provide money for street and bridge repair, urban parks, transit systems, trade corridors, water infrastructure and affordable housing.
The water policy measure overwhelmingly passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday to build long-term water infrastructure across the Golden State is headed for a showdown with outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer, who plans to mount a filibuster in the Senate on Friday as one of her final acts in Congress.
Scientists with the European Commission’s Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, working with Google engineers, have used millions of satellite images to illustrate how rivers, lakes and other bodies of water have changed over three decades. … In the Western United States, drought and growing populations have led to a drawdown in the region’s biggest reservoir.
Ever wonder how far the water that flows from your tap has traveled to get to you? Or whether desalination plants can drought-proof our cities? Or how the wastewater treatment process works? If so, you might be a candidate for one of several tours operated by the Water Education Foundation, a Sacramento-based nonprofit organization devoted to informing the public about water issues in California.
[Joseph] Dzida and [Chris] Costello said they are interested in water from the [Iron Mountain] mine for the very reason the EPA considers it a toxic waste site — because is some of the most highly acidic water in the country.
An 87-year-old sewer line that was not due for overhaul for another two years broke unexpectedly in July. The break, and the $4 million repair bill it generated, has prompted Los Angeles city officials to take a hard look at their sewer rehab schedule and give some sewers higher priority.
A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked the Northern California coast Thursday morning. … Seismologist Lucy Jones said the earthquake early Thursday was on the Pacific-Gorda plate on the end of the San Andreas Fault.
Only one water agency in Riverside County saved more in October compared to a year ago, continuing a trend that began when the state slackened conservation standards over the summer, according to figures released Tuesday.
Several popular campsites and trails in Los Padres National Forest that burned during the Soberanes Fire will remain closed likely for a year, although the areas that did not burn have been reopened effective immediately, officials announced Thursday.
Over the course of a month, members of the Undersea Voyager Project have made 58 submersible dives and 33 scuba dives below the cobalt blue waters of Lake Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake to train for an upcoming circling of the world’s oceans.
A new look for our most popular product! Widely known as being the definitive poster that shows the integral role water plays in the state, the California Water Map has been updated just in time for the holidays. … Suitable for framing, this 24×36 inch poster is the perfect décor for the office, the classroom or for display at operations centers at dams, water treatment plants, pumping plants and more.
Capping years of passionate debate, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on Thursday announced new restrictions on dogs at 22 sites in the Bay Area, and many dog owners are barking mad about the cutbacks. … Conservationists and wildlife advocates appeared to be happier with the rules, which have been discussed for several years and studied for many more.
Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company said the case “lacks merit.”