Central Valley

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Obama Announces Aid for Drought-Stricken California

Published: 
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:55am
Category: 
Water

President Obama arrived in the heart of California’s parched farmland on Friday afternoon to offer tens of millions of dollars in federal assistance to the state, where the lack of rain and snow this winter has led to the severest drought in its modern history.

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California Seeing Brown Where Green Used to Be

Published: 
Sat, 02/15/2014 - 6:52pm
Category: 
Water

Fields that in any other year would be filled with broccoli, melons and onions are instead dusty patches of dirt. Farmers are calculating losses that add up with each arid day.

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The Dust Bowl Returns

Published: 
Thu, 02/13/2014 - 12:42am
Category: 
Water

Every Saturday in late December and January, as reports of brutal temperatures and historic snowfalls streamed in from family in Vermont, New York and even southern Louisiana, we made weekly pilgrimages to our local beer garden to enjoy craft brews and unseasonably warm afternoons.

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Oil Company Caught Illegally Dumping Fracking Discharge In Central Valley

Published: 
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:20am
Category: 
Energy

For the first time, California has penalized an oil company over illegal fracking activity after the discovery of a video showing wrongful dumping of the fracking discharge.