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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.

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A delta tunnel project's lofty ambitions have been scaled back

Published: 
Tue, 04/05/2016 (All day)
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A dog trotted down the middle of a levee road as red-winged blackbirds darted in and out of the reeds. A few fishermen dangled their baited lines into the muddy brown water.

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Californians make big cuts in water usage, report says

Published: 
Mon, 10/20/2014 (All day)
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After months of appeals to conserve water, Californians appear to be finally getting the message, making substantial cuts in water consumption in the face of the state's drought.