Riverside Poly High School won first place in the veteran’s division of the 16th annual Solar Cup Competition Sunday for the third consecutive year. The final round of the competition, where students from 38 Southern California high schools rely on the sun’s rays to power boats, was held at Lake Skinner in Winchester.
This week’s California Water Plan eNews includes: Paleoclimatology will be the focus of this year’s extreme precipitation symposium; Discussing the lessons learned from last year’s California wildfires; OEHHA report examines dozens of climate change indicators in California; Remote attendance is still an option for those interested in science symposium; Grant applications being accepted for large-scale restoration projects; East vs. West: webinar will examine various instream flow policies; July workshop will take aim at strengthening coastal resilience
James Bruggers, a veteran environmental journalist, has joined InsideClimate News as a reporter covering the U.S. Southeast, the first position in ICN’s newly launched National Environment Reporting Network. … At least four ICN hubs are planned around the nation.
Early-bird tickets end May 28. Our Headwaters Tour, June 28-29, travels through two national forests and around California’s most iconic lake – Lake Tahoe – to visit rivers, forests and meadows. We will visit a meadow restoration site and the King Fire burn site, and learn about efforts to protect the upper watershed. Speakers will address a wide range of topics, including forest management, California’s widespread tree mortality, water quality, energy production, stormwater and sediment runoff, Sierra Nevada geography and history …
Sixty percent of California’s developed water supply originates high in the Sierra Nevada.Thus, the state’s water supply is largely dependent on the health of Sierra forests, which are suffering from ecosystem degradation, drought, wildfires and widespread tree mortality. Join us as we head into the Sierra foothills and up to the mountains to examine water issues that happen upstream but have dramatic impacts downstream and throughout California.
Starting with a hardhat trek through Hoover Dam on Wednesday, April 11, the Water Education Foundation’s (WEF) annual bus tour of the lower Colorado River embarked from Las Vegas for a three-day interpretive look at Reclamation facilities, riverine environments and municipal works located along the lower stretches of the river.
San Diego is the only city in California seeking state reimbursement for testing the toxic lead levels in water at local schools, which has cost the city’s water agency more than $400,000. … The requirement, which came in response to a national outcry over lead in drinking water at schools in Michigan, immediately prompted complaints from water agencies that it was an unfunded mandate by the state.
The new Branciforte Creek Bridge lands one of its feet just outside the Coastal Watershed Council’s new office windows. The office, marked on the organization’s Watershed Ranger kids’ activity booklet, will be where area children are invited come to pledge to learn about, care for and share their knowledge about the San Lorenzo River — receiving a small wooden ranger badge in exchange.
This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, is Randy Olson, a marine biology professor turned filmmaker and author whose book “Don’t Be Such A Scientist” makes the case that scientists can and should be better communicators, especially to regular (non-scientist) folk.
Join our team at the Water Education Foundation, an impartial nonprofit in midtown Sacramento that has been a trusted source of water news and educational programs in California and across the West for more than 40 years. We have a full-time opening for an energetic, motivated, articulate and detail-oriented Programs Manager who serves as a member of the Foundation’s events team while focusing on one of its most popular programs – water tours.
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is the West Coast’s largest estuary and a vital hub in California’s complex water delivery system. It’s also a rich farming area, an important wetlands – and an ecologically troubled region. On our Bay-Delta Tour, May 16-18, participants will hear from a diverse group of experts, including water managers, environmentalists, farmers, engineers and scientists who will offer different perspectives on the proposed tunnels project, efforts to revitalize the Delta, and risks that threaten its delicate ecological balance.
Formerly known as the Executive Briefing, this year’s Water Summit will feature top policymakers and others sharing the latest information on key issues affecting water in California and the Southwest. The day-long event on Sept. 20 is the Foundation’s premiere event of the year, and will be held at the Westin Riverside in Sacramento.
Student teams controlling underwater robots from the United States, Canada and Russia were the winners Saturday in a global competition at the only federal freshwater marine sanctuary in the United States.
“For Joshua and about 30 other kids who participated in a trout hatchery program with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the fish release was a reward of sorts for performing well in department’s 29th annual Nature Bowl last month.”
“As Helene Dillard wraps up the first four months as dean of UC Davis’ College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, she must realize how rare an opportunity she has as head of the top agriculture school. With climate change reshaping the world, ag sciences haven’t been at the apex of the public’s interest since the Dust Bowl era.”