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BDCP comment period grinds to an end
By tvgnus  posted 2 hours ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Tuesday marks deadline to comment •  Opponents to stage Capitol steps protest After months of comments pro and con, the final day for submitting opinions about the more than 40,000 pages of the draft...

BDCP public comment period concludes next week (5th story)
By tvgnus  posted 3 days ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require a public entity to structurally alter public seating at a high school football field, where the seating was constructed prior to the ADAs enactment, and the...

Californians strongly support global warming law until push comes to shove
By tvgnus  1 comment, latest 4 days ago:
BayAreaObserver says Starting on January 1, 2015, a cap and trade system will go into effect for all transportation fuels in California, including, of course, gasoline. Oil companies are predicting it will mean an immediate...

BDCP backers accused of lies and suppression of free speech
By tvgnus  posted 4 days ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Public officials blasted in stern letter •  This is a double attack on the truth and on informed public review of the proposed project Proponents of the massive twin tunnels scheme thats the heart...

Drought-drained aquifers threaten West
By tvgnus  posted 4 days ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine A new study by scientists from NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 has been from...

Droughts, wildfires top worries about effects of global warming
By tvgnus  posted 5 days ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Six out of ten say global warming already having an impact •  But 15 percent say, What? Me worry? Is global warming already having an impact? Yes, say 62 percent of Californians, according to...

Most say Californians should be required to use less water
By tvgnus  posted 5 days ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine A water bond of some sort sees majority support •  Most believe that the current water crisis is a result of natural weather patterns More than three out of ten Californians (35 percent) name...

Californians oppose increased fracking
By tvgnus  posted 5 days ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Strongest opposition in Bay Area •  Central Valley residents also oppose it As debates continue over drilling for oil and natural gas using the technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, at least half of...

Last year was one of the warmest on record
By tvgnus  12 comments, latest 6 days ago:
HydroCabron says mmmarvel says And per the 'arctic vortex' it was probably one of the coldest on record too. The earth is just doing what it's been doing for thousands of years before man showed...

California taxpayers may be stuck with BDCP costs, says critic
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine No vote on massive $67 Billion project planned •  The plan will not increase the states net supply of water California taxpayers and ratepayers could be stuck with the potential $67 billion tab for...

USDA sends $9.7 Million in drought aid to California
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Money pays for emergency water assistance •  This drought is devastating those who live, work and raise their families in much of rural California Some $9.7 million in emergency water assistance to 73,000 residents...

California halts injection of fracking waste
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Warns it may be contaminating aquifers •  We do not have any direct evidence any drinking water has been affected California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection...

Survey says Californians want groundwater protection
By tvgnus  posted 1 week ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine California is only state without comprehensive statewide groundwater management •  Californias future is increasingly dependent on effective management of our groundwater supplies Californians want immediate action to protect the states dwindling groundwater supplies, according...

UC Davis: California swiftly exhausting its ground water
By tvgnus  5 comments, latest 1 week ago:
Peter P says mell says New Renter says On the bright side the drought prevents mosquitos from breeding. Haven't thought of that - probably very true. No wonder this year has been slightly less itchy...

Delta smelt on the scaffold of extinction, says new report
By tvgnus  posted 2 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Fish numbers have dropped sharply •  A species that existed in this estuary for thousands of years is on the scaffold Cable TV and talk radio bloviators and politicians may soon have no more...

New report expected to show drought impact worsening
By tvgnus  posted 2 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Davis Center for Watershed Sciences to update Mays dire predictions •  How the state's uniquely unmanaged system of groundwater pumping threatens further losses Scientists from the University of California, Davis, next Tuesday will update...

Adios, El Nino?
By tvgnus  1 comment, latest 2 weeks ago:
Ceffer says El Nino has become El NoNo.

"Promising results" for new seawater desalinization
By tvgnus  posted 2 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine California American Water tests slant wells •  We are very encouraged by these findings One of the problems with seawater desalinization is the same problem that has curtailed pumping from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta:...

California's approval of bee-killing pesticides challenged
By tvgnus  3 comments, latest 2 weeks ago:
APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says Gosh, does *everything* have to be about Neo-Nazi hirsute lesbians? Then again, the bees I've seen around here have been very fuzzy, and pretty wide. And they're all girls. I'll ask around and...

Bakersfield-area sewage plant goes solar
By tvgnus  posted 2 weeks ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Suburban plant gets fixed power costs •  Our continued dependence on traditional energy sources would be costly The Kern Sanitation Authority waste water treatment plant in Bakersfield is now partially powered by the sun.

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