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Lead Poisoning Afflicts Neighborhoods Across California

By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell | NEW YORK Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data

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California Drought: Residents Encouraged to Let Their Lawns Die

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation. The State Water Resources Control Board approved

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Curtailment Notices Issued for Sacramento River Watershed and Delta

The State Water Resources Control Board announced today that it is issuing curtailment notices to all junior water-right holders within the Sacramento River watershed and Delta due to insufficient flows along the Sacramento River. Most of the 5,740 junior water-rights

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California Cuts Wetland, Wildlife Restoration in Water Plan

California officials dramatically scaled back habitat restoration planned during construction of two massive tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to send water to farms and millions of people. The project now calls for restoring 30,000 acres for wetland and

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William Shatner’s $30 Billion Kickstarter Campaign to Save California

William Shatner. Wow. He’s 84 years old, looks 65, and juggles a schedule that would exhaust a team of 10. Book projects, TV projects, tech projects, horse-riding projects, charity projects. And his willingness to embrace the tech world is impressive;

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California Prepares for Historic Mandatory Cutbacks on Water

Californians are going to have to start preparing for a dry summer as the dehydrated state prepares for a water crackdown. In a somewhat controversial move, California water officials drafted a set of mandatory conservation regulations outlining varying degrees to

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In California, Farmers Rely on Oil Wastewater to Weather Drought

The oil fields of Kern County, where Chevron is the largest producer, pump out more oil than those of any other county in the United States. It also happens to be one of the country’s most prolific agricultural counties, producing

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California Declares Water Emergency

With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions. “We

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December 2021