“The Sonoma County Water Agency is offering water users a special incentive for reducing their water consumption by 20 gallons per day per person. People who fill in the pledge will be put in a drawing for prizes.”
“The United States has the potential to store a mean of 3,000 metric gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) in geologic basins throughout the country, according to the first-ever detailed national geologic carbon sequestration assessment released today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).”
“Life in Santa Rosa and surrounding cities is made possible by a vast fortress, the product of more than a century of civil engineering projects that hold at bay the floods that nature is trying to send sweeping across the vast plain of central Sonoma County.”
“UC Davis professor Daniel Sperling, one of the nation’s most influential transportation thinkers and policymakers, is the recipient of the 2013 Blue Planet Prize, sometime called the Nobel Prize for environmental science.”
“The start of the summer travel season also coincides with a proposed plan that will preserve important outdoor recreation opportunities in Yosemite Valley. … The current proposal represents Yosemite’s third try at a Merced Wild and Scenic River plan.”
“A pair of airborne sensors developed by NASA, coupled with on-the-ground smartphone apps, could make the lives of farmers like [Zachary] Sheely a little easier. … The flights allow for accurate mapping of the snow cover and reveal how much meltwater it is expected to generate.