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Oct 06, 2014

Will California rainy season begin by Halloween?

Private weather forecasting firm has good track record of long-range prognostications....More
Oct 01, 2014

No place for fear mongering in organic vs. conventional

Fear can be both a good and horrible feeling which can drive people either to make sensible decisions or those which are shaky, unfounded, and lack....More
Asian citrus psyllids feat on tangarine tree
Oct 01, 2014

California citrus needs urban allies in ACP fight

Urban residents in citrus growing region of California claim to have never heard of Asian citrus psyllid or its dangers. This presents an uphill....More
Protest march
Sep 22, 2014

Global climate marches spur more division than debate

Climate marches spur more division than debate....More
The Sacramento River as it flows into Shasta Lake in August, 2014.
Sep 19, 2014

USBR raises fish flows while humans go without water

California should be trucking water in food-grade tankers to residents in need rather than using it to increase fish flows....More
Sep 19, 2014

Pitahaya fruit a future western Top-10 crop contender?

Odds are some of you have never heard of pitahaya fruit. Pitahaya what? My computer Inbox recently included a pitahaya crop meeting notice from....More
Asian citrus psyllid feeds on small tree in southern California
Sep 15, 2014

Does California need more PCAs for ACP fight?

California PCAs say they are "too busy" to employ more aggressive ACP sampling techniques....More
A bridge across the San Andreas Fault
Sep 08, 2014

Did Napa quake unearth groundwater?

Did the earthquake in Napa unearth a new supply of water? Why are those creeks flowing then if we're in a drought?....More
Sep 03, 2014

DPR report sets record straight on pesticide safety

Sept. 2 was a great day for California agriculture and a major migraine headache producer for the anti-pesticide crowd. The California Department of....More
Friant Dam and Millerton Lake
Aug 28, 2014

'We the People' suffer most from California water wars

San Joaquin Valley congressman openly critical of farmers who have concerns over his emergency water legislation....More
Pork spending is popular practice with political leaders in Sacramento
Aug 21, 2014

Vague political promises promote pork programs

Vague political promises promote pork spending, particularly in California water politics....More
Aug 20, 2014

Safeway stakeholders reject anti-GMO labeling proposal

A news release from the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) hit my computer Inbox recently which outlined the Safeway grocery store....More
State Capitol building in Sacramento, Calif.
Aug 19, 2014

Will the next $7.5B truly flow to where needed?

When it comes to water and politics we’ve made things way too complicated, and it’s apparently costing California taxpayers billions of dollars....More
The Sacramento River arm of Shasta Lake
Aug 18, 2014

Road trip: The good, the burnt down, the dried-up

A change of scenery is always nice, particularly during Central California’s dog days of summer. I recently got to re-explore the land of exceptional....More
Contrasting lawns at California capitol
Aug 01, 2014

Water: California cannot afford misplaced priorities

California cannot afford another year of misplaced priorities and lack of leadership when it comes to water....More
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