Home » Posts tagged with » drought (Page 3)

Brown’s Water Policies Causes 8% DROP in Agriculture Production in 2015

Brown’s Water Policies Causes 8% DROP in Agriculture Production in 2015

   

California’s Fishy Drought

California’s Fishy Drought

  . California’s Central Valley is called America’s bread basket. It’s a remarkable tribute to American ingenuity. A once dry desert now supports a 20 billion dollar agriculture industry that provides half of all produce sold in the United States. And its irrigation system accounts for 1/6th of all irrigated land in the country. But […]

California’s Water Crisis and Solutions

California’s Water Crisis and Solutions

___________________ Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE  

California’s drought and wildfires threaten endangered frog

California’s drought and wildfires threaten endangered frog

   A half-century ago, buy hundreds of streams cascading down the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains in California were packed with fist-size mountain yellow-legged frogs competing for mating rights. Today, fewer than 400 of the endangered frogs are holed up in five hard-to-reach streams, all of them reduced to ribbons of shrinking […]

New Research Shows Wind, Not Water, Responsible For California Drought

New Research Shows Wind, Not Water, Responsible For California Drought

New research from the University of Texas at Austin shows wind is largely responsible for droughts in California, not the amount of evaporated moisture or human activity. The finding, which was published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, shows that while evaporation of the Pacific Ocean is a major source of California’s precipitation, the amount […]

NASA Maps California Drought Effects on Sierra Trees

NASA Maps California Drought Effects on Sierra Trees

A new map created with measurements from an airborne instrument developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, reveals the devastating effect of California’s ongoing drought on Sierra Nevada conifer forests. The map will be used to help the U.S. Forest Service assess and respond to the impacts of increased tree mortality caused by the […]

As One of Its Chief Sources of Water Dries Up, California Eases Restrictions on Use Nonetheless

As One of Its Chief Sources of Water Dries Up, California Eases Restrictions on Use Nonetheless

Earlier this month, capsule California lifted its sweeping restrictions on how its towns and cities use their water, mind signaling that even though much of the state continues to face extraordinary drought, vialis 40mg a moderately wet winter has blunted officials’ sense of urgency over water shortages. Seemingly overlooked, however, is the state’s enormous reliance […]

Gov. Brown tees up permanent drought measures

Gov. Brown tees up permanent drought measures

Floods help to ease California’s four-year drought

Floods help to ease California’s four-year drought

Heavy downpours have brought flash floods to parts of central and southern California. This second spell of heavy rain to hit the state in a week caused chaos on the roads as thundery showers caused mudslides along with strong, pills gusty winds and large hail. Some good has come out of this recent spell of […]

Executive Order Aims to Make Water Conservation a Way of Life in California

Executive Order Aims to Make Water Conservation a Way of Life in California

SACRAMENTO – Moving to bolster California’s climate and drought resilience, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order that builds on temporary statewide emergency water restrictions to establish longer-term water conservation measures, including permanent monthly water use reporting, new permanent water use standards in California communities and bans on clearly wasteful practices such […]