Posts Tagged ‘California drought’


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California plans to seize farms to build water tunnels

Gov. Jerry Brown

California officials are preparing to take as many as 300 Central Valley farms by eminent domain in order to build water tunnels, according to a report prepared by state contractors. [ABC News] Governor Jerry Brown is calling for the state... (Continue reading)

California may fine water district $1.5 million

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A Northern California water district with water rights dating back to 1914 may face a record $1.5 million fine. [LA Times] Regulators with the State Water Resources Control Board have drafted a proposal to fine the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District. If... (Continue reading)

Water-shark attack in SLO County

G. Edward Griffin

OPINION By G. EDWARD GRIFFIN Everyone knows there is a drought-related water shortage in California, but less known (or at least less discussed) is that many parts of the state are not impacted. The Paso Robles water basin, which is... (Continue reading)

Rattlesnakes attack Northern California toddlers

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Two Northern California toddlers have suffered rattlesnake bites in the past week, and veterinarians are warning state residents that the drought is bringing the venomous snakes closer to humans. [ABC 7] Two-year-old Ishneed Kaur was bitten Tuesday night while playing... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College losing 35,000 gallons of water daily

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By KAREN VELIE Amid a four-year drought, Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo has nearly doubled its water usage primarily because of a leaking pool. And college officials plan to keep the pool open while putting off any substantial repairs... (Continue reading)

Water and sewer sale in San Luis Obispo

OPINION By RICHARD SCHMIDT You haven’t heard about it, though, because the city wants you to believe they’re doing the opposite, encouraging you to conserve water with appropriate “conservation pricing.” Like much at our city hall, that’s smoke and mirrors.... (Continue reading)

Atascadero families to pay more for high water use

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The Atascadero Mutual Water Co. is raising rates for residential consumers who use the most water, and all city water users could soon face surcharges. [Tribune] AMWC officials have identified approximately 9,300 single-family residences, or about 20 percent Atascadero homes,... (Continue reading)

Are immigrants to blame for California’s drought?

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A statewide media campaign pinning blame for California’s drought on immigrants has kicked off a debate on whether state immigration laws have an affect on water shortages. [LA Times] Santa Barbara-based Californians for Population Stabilization has long called for tougher... (Continue reading)

Starbucks to move water business out of California

A week after media reported that Starbucks was running a bottled water business out of drought-stricken areas of California, the coffee giant announced it is moving the sourcing and production of Ethos Water to Pennsylvania. [LA Times] The Starbucks subsidiary... (Continue reading)

Starbucks selling California water amid drought

Amid the worst drought in California history, Starbucks is bottling California sourced spring water to sell in their coffee houses.  [Time] Ethos Water was founded in 2002 in Southern California with a promise to help battle global water issues. For... (Continue reading)



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