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California Water Commission – Registration Open For Ground Water Trading Public Workshops

California Water Commission – Registration Open For Ground Water Trading Public Workshops

The California Water Commission, in support of Water Resilience Portfolio Action 3.6, will hold public workshops to explore ways that the State can support in-basin, locally-led groundwater trading programs that ensure protections for communities, small- and medium-size farms, and the environment. The public is encouraged to share their ideas and concerns on groundwater trading at one or more of these scheduled workshops:    […]

How China’s Mobile Ecosystems Are Making Banks Obsolete

How China’s Mobile Ecosystems Are Making Banks Obsolete

    By Ellen Brown,  http://EllenBrown.com The US credit card system siphons off excessive amounts of money from merchants, who must raise their prices to cover this charge. In a typical $100 credit card purchase, only $97.25 goes to the seller. The rest goes to banks and processors. But who can compete with Visa and MasterCard? […]

Will Levees on the Santa Clara River Harm the Environment?

Will Levees on the Santa Clara River Harm the Environment?

by Nina Danza A levee project along the Santa Clara River is proposed by the County Watershed Protection District (Ventura County) to contain storm water for the sole purpose of reducing flood insurance requirements to neighborhoods in Oxnard. The levees would be built from about Hwy 101 for 2 miles downstream mostly on the south […]