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Farmers Are Embracing Sustainability -- You Just Aren't Hearing About It

Published: 
Tue, 10/27/2015 (All day)

When farmers make the news in relation to climate issues like droughts, floods or extreme heat, they are often described in opposition to both environmentalists and, sometimes, scientists alike.

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

Published: 
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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Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

Published: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:02pm
Category: 
Water

The small prefab office of Arthur & Orum, a well-drilling outfit hidden in the almond trees and grapevines south of Fresno, has become a magnet for scores of California farmers in desperate need of water to sustain their crops. 

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Judge Strikes Down Law Allowing Keystone XL Pipeline To Run Through Nebraska

Published: 
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 7:14pm
Category: 
Energy

A Nebraska judge on Wednesday struck down a law that allowed the Keystone XL pipeline to proceed through the state, a victory for opponents who have tried to block the project that would carry oil from Canada to Texas refineries.

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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.