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California starts regulating groundwater pumping
By tvgnus  posted 15 hours ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Three new laws cover previously unregulated practice •  California will no longer be the only Western state that does not manage its groundwater Three bills signed by the governor Tuesday AB 1739 by Assemblyman...

Having children in an overpopulated world
By Quigley in Huntington Beach CA 92647   31 comments, latest 16 hours ago:
Peter P says China was quite successful in implementing their one-child policy. We just need to build upon it to include market-based cap-and-trade elements and then apply it globally. Reproduction should NOT be a basic...

VIDEO: Company proposes solution to Californias water shortages
By tvgnus  posted 1 day ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine How BDCP can be replaced •  When you look at the concept, its pretty simple Renewable energy company SolAgra of Novato says it has a better idea than the governors tunnels to provide needed...

Bipartisanship helps make California a world leader in fighting climate change
By tvgnus  3 comments, latest 1 day ago:
mmmarvel says lostand confused says but up here in the midwest, last winter was one of the snowiest and coldest in a long while. It is mid september and already skirted near freezing -I shudder...

Nature is crimping this year's California pistachio crop
By tvgnus  1 comment, latest 4 days ago:
HydroCabron says Ruined my day. I will be sulking for quite some time over the threat to inherited and corporate farm wealth this represents, for a luxury product. Since we can't give them below-market water...

Performance parts retailer fined $599,000 by state
By tvgnus  posted 4 days ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Sold illegal aftermarket parts in California •  To protect public health, all aftermarket performance parts must be evaluated Autosales Inc. has agreed to pay the state of California $599,040 to resolve violations of the...

Levels of pesticides in U.S. rivers and streams still a concern
By tvgnus  posted 5 days ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine The information is critical to the evaluation of the risks associated with existing levels of pesticides" The levels of pesticides found in many of the nations rivers and streams -- in both agricultural and...

Kern OKs expansion of refinery rail terminal to receive Bakken crude
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Critics cite safety and say it will worsen already bad air pollution •  There are so many ways that this plan is so wrong for Kern County A five-fold expansion of the rail terminal...

Now more than 100,000 electric cars in California
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Californians buying 40 percent of nation's plug-in cars •  California's plug-in electric vehicle market is ramping up More than 100,000 plug-in cars have been sold in California since the market started in 2010, according...

California to get more than $22 Million to conserve wetlands and farmland
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Delta for funding •  Conservation easements help farmers and ranchers protect valuable agricultural lands California has been allocated $22,308,020 out of some $328 million nationwide to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands...

VIDEO: Desalinization plan catches imagination of Delta residents
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine At Husicks Country Store in Clarksburg, ground zero for opposition to the governors plan to build mammoth Delta water tunnels, Benicia inventor Joseph Rizzi may have found the initial support hes been seeking to...

Draft EIS released for proposed Temperance Flat reservoir (6th story)
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine With the wildfire season far from over in California, federal money set aside for combating wildfires is rapidly depleting and the federal government will soon be forced to divert funds that are currently reserved...

Efforts underway to restore groundwater in Central Valley (2nd story)
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine With the wildfire season far from over in California, federal money set aside for combating wildfires is rapidly depleting and the federal government will soon be forced to divert funds that are currently reserved...

Changes may improve solar incentive program for new homes
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine California Energy Commission takes over administration of the program •  To increase consistency by having a single point of contact for stakeholders The California Energy Commission says it expects more people will take advantage...

Ramea, Newfoundland using Wind to make Hydrogen
By John Bailo in Kent WA 98030   posted 2 weeks ago:
Futuristic fuel cells planned for Ramea wind project Besides sending power to the town's grid straight from wind turbines, the setup allows excess power generated by Nalcor's three wind turbines to be sent to an...

Legislature sends groundwater regulation package to governor
By tvgnus  1 comment, latest 2 weeks ago:
New Renter says Does this bill include saline aquifers?

BDCP on life support says environmental group
By tvgnus  posted 2 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Predicts states delay unlikely to enable BDCP to recover •  BDCP was doomed from the beginning The controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) that has at its heart the building of two 35-mile long...

EPA blasts governor's tunnels scheme
By tvgnus  posted 2 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Says it could be illegal •  Would not protect beneficial uses for aquatic life, thereby violating the Clean Water Act The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a state plan to spend $68 billion building...

California closer to increasing incentives to switch to electric cars
By tvgnus  1 comment, latest 2 weeks ago:
New Renter says In related news the price of electric cars is about to go up by the same amount as the rebate....

Klamath River salmon live for another day
By tvgnus  posted 2 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Federal judge denies request to block releases of water for fish •  The balance of the harms does not warrant an injunction at this time Efforts by some San Joaquin Valley farmers to halt...

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