As the days darken, all eyes are on the Sierra Nevada, then the sky, with a glance back at the mountains, to the Internet for forecast information, over to the thermometer — all in a fidgety search for a sign, any sign, that this winter will be wet.
The Environmental Protection Agency had sufficient authority and information to issue an emergency order to protect residents of Flint, Michigan, from lead-contaminated water as early as June 2015 — seven months before it declared an emergency, the EPA’s inspector general said Thursday.
For well over a decade, federal officials have failed to fix a mechanical flaw in the water outflow system of Shasta Dam on the Sacramento River that fishery and river advocates say has caused millions of fertilized salmon eggs and juvenile fish to die in lethally warm river water.
A swarm of recent earthquake news, combined with the annual Great California ShakeOut drill, seems to have raised awareness of the shaky relationship Southern Californians have with the ground beneath their feet.
With its crystalline water, uncharted floor and fiendish name, Devils Hole has always carried a sense of mystique. … But more than the inspiration for lore, Devils Hole is home to some of the most endangered fish in the world and the possibility of scientific discovery.
The Tidewater region of eastern Virginia, swayed daily by the ebb and flow of the Chesapeake Bay, is a wet region with a serious water problem. … Recognizing the problem is the first step to recovery, and Virginia officials have done that. Like farmers in northwest Kansas, seaside water agencies in California, states in the lower Colorado River Basin, and others across the United States, they are responding to a manmade threat by changing the business-as-usual attitude that created it.
A mother black bear and two young cubs captured on camera at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park have sparked excitement among park staffers in recent weeks, as well as inspiring steps intended to keep the animals safe and to minimize their interaction with human visitors.
Dan Shugar was the kind of kid who hustled to earn a few bucks doing yard work and odd jobs for neighbors. Going to work for a large, public utility like PG&E after college didn’t dampen his entrepreneurial spirit.
If there’s one key takeaway from the new documentary Beyond the Mirage, it’s that the western states are bound together by water, and they’ll all have to play nice together to secure future supplies for any of them.
Calls are mounting for the IRS to clarify that rebates, such as those doled out for water conservation measures, should not be taxed as income, writes San Clemente mayor Bob Baker and Long Beach Water Department’s Water Commission board president Art Levine.
In fact, this [San Francisco] school has embraced eco-literacy so completely that officials from the California Department of Education and leaders from the DiCaprio Foundation toured the school last week and congratulated Glen Park for being a trailblazer in California’s Blueprint for Environmental Literacy.
Two growing seasons after the engineered spring flood of the Colorado River Delta in 2014, the delta’s birds, plants and groundwater continue to benefit, according to the latest monitoring report prepared for the International Boundary and Water Commission by a binational, University of Arizona-led team.