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The Dangers of Land Subsidence From California’s Groundwater Overdraft

Published: 
Wed, 03/15/2017 (All day)

Land subsidence from overpumping groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley has been called the largest human alteration of the Earth’s surface. 

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

Published: 
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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SF Bay ecosystem collapsing as rivers diverted, scientists report

Published: 
Wed, 10/12/2016 (All day)

WASHINGTON — Evidence of what scientists are calling the planet’s Sixth Mass Extinction is appearing in San Francisco Bay and its estuary, the largest on the Pacific Coast of North and South America, according to a major new study.

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

Published: 
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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A plan to keep rivers flowing for fish triggers another water fight

Published: 
Wed, 09/21/2016 (All day)

State regulators want to leave more water for fish and wildlife in the heavily tapped tributaries of the San Joaquin River, setting the stage for another bruising California water fight.