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California moves to restrict water pumping by pre-1914 rights holders

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Wed, 06/24/2015 (All day)

For the first time in nearly 40 years, state regulators are telling more than 100 growers and irrigation districts with some of the oldest water rights in California that they have to stop drawing supplies from drought-starved rivers and streams in the Central Valley.

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Your Dog Won’t Be the Only One Drinking From the Toilet in the Future

Published: 
Wed, 06/24/2015 (All day)

The next big source of drinking water may be your toilet.

As a record-breaking drought drags on in California and elsewhere, regulators and residents are overcoming squeamishness about recycling wastewater—yes, sewage—to boost scarce water supplies. These so-called toilet-to-tap projects have been taking hold in the American West, Australia, and Europe, and the state of California is now considering vastly expanding such efforts.

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EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

Published: 
Wed, 06/24/2015 (All day)

The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to reduce pollution from carbon-emitting trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack Obama to address global warming.

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California water use declines 13.5%, state board reports

Published: 
Tue, 06/02/2015 (All day)

Californians used 13.5% less water in April compared to the same month in 2013 in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s historic executive order requiring increased conservation in the fourth year of drought, the State Water Resources Board reported Tuesday.

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Sustainability and Equity Champion Tapped for Top Position at Santa Monica City Hall

Published: 
Fri, 05/29/2015 (All day)

L.A. Deputy Mayor Rick Cole, an outspoken proponent of equity and sustainability in local government and planning and self-described progressive Catholic, will take over as city manager in Santa Monica.

The City Council announced the unanimous decision at a special meeting Wednesday.