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Removing citrus grove during drought
Dec 28, 2015

'Dead Harvest' calls attention to decades of bad policy

Movie on California's water woes seeks to turn political tide....More
Low lake levels leave marinas high and dry at Shasta Lake in 2015
Dec 21, 2015

California earns poor grades for water management2

NRDC gives California poor grades in handling the drought....More
Knights Landing Outfall Gates Fish Barrier
Dec 16, 2015

Are nickel-and-dime projects meeting CVPIA mandate?1

23 years after the CVPIA, fish are dying and humans are out of water....More
California almonds in the shell
Dec 14, 2015

Almond conference blossoms as industry grows1

Almond conference blossoms as industry grows....More
Dec 07, 2015

Dear Santa: Make my Christmas tree real, sustainable

A real Christmas tree with its pure odorific tree smell beats the pants off the artificial version - hands down. Warning - smelling plastic branches....More
Dec 04, 2015

Who’s behind big, bad Delta island water grab?3

One question no one asks is: Why haven’t those who vow to protect the Delta try buying the islands themselves? Apparently the Swiss company that owns....More
Wet sidewalk in Sacramento
Dec 01, 2015

How will social media reflect California's winter?

How will social media record and reflect what could be an epic California winter?....More
Honey bee on citrus blossom
Nov 24, 2015

Citrus materials banned from Rose Parade floats

Tournament of Roses Parade will not allow citrus plant material on any of its floats due to quarantine restrictions....More
Nov 23, 2015

GMO papaya a success story on genetically-engineered foods

I support genetically-modified foods. Scientists and federal regulatory agencies have never found a human health concern from GMO food consumption;....More
Strawberry harvest in Santa Maria, Calif.
Nov 17, 2015

Could indoor vegetable farming be viable technology?

Ohio looks at promoting indoor vegetable production on commercial scale....More
Nov 17, 2015

Sophisticated drug smuggling at U.S.-Mexico border2

Border Wars details so much of what U.S. Border Patrol agents face in enforcing drug and immigration laws. It is a must-watch television show....More
Marijuana plants
Nov 16, 2015

Do not call them 'pot plants' - they're 'trees'

Who wins if Mendocino marijuana growers lose their battle against 'corporate marijuana farms?'....More
Nov 13, 2015

Immigration reform - agricultural guestworker or Bracero program makes sense6

It is difficult to erase the image of a dehydrated man crumpled on the side of a dusty Arizona-Mexico border road near Nogales, Ariz. vomiting bile....More
Structure used during construction of Shasta Dam became visible in 2015
Nov 11, 2015

Bombs, guns and lawsuits each have a similar purpose1

Some use bombs, guns and knives to elicit fear; others use lawsuits to achieve their purposes....More
California State Water Project
Nov 06, 2015

Seasons change while government remains unprepared

It’s a good thing water is not a precious and rare resource in California; otherwise the foot-dragging by state and federal government....More
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