California drought

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Local San Francisco pitches plan for future of California rivers

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Mon, 03/20/2017 (All day)

For decades, San Francisco has been blissfully removed from California’s water wars.

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Congress sends major California water policy to President Obama, despite Sen. Barbara Boxer's objections

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Wed, 12/14/2016 (All day)

Over Sen. Barbara Boxer’s objections, the Senate voted 78 to 21 Friday evening to pass sweeping water infrastructure legislation that changes how much water is pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to San Joaquin Valley farmers and Southern California.

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Nestlé Can Keep Piping Water Out of Drought-Stricken California Despite Permit Expiring in 1988

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Mon, 09/26/2016 (All day)

In a major setback for environmental groups, a federal judge in California has tossed out allegations that the U.S. Forest Service allowed Nestlé's bottled water operation to take water from the San Bernardino National Forest on a permit that expired back in 1988.

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The Poisoning of California’s Drinking Water

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Wed, 09/14/2016 (All day)

As the Western United States struggles with chronic water shortages and a changing climate, scientists are warning that if vast underground stores of fresh water that California and other states rely on are not carefully conserved, they too may soon run dry.

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Water relief is on the way – if Congress works together

Published: 
Mon, 09/12/2016 (All day)

A recent study by UC Davis confirmed that the Central Valley continues to suffer the brunt of the drought, to the tune of $630 million this year and $5.5 billion over the past three years. Farmers have fallowed more than 1 million acres of land, and 42,000 people have lost their jobs.