farming http://kalw.org en Fracking: a small town deals with big oil http://kalw.org/post/fracking-small-town-deals-big-oil <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in years. As politicians try to figure out how to conserve more water, many have began pointing fingers at fracking for using large amounts of water.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> Fracking is the process that involves pumping water and chemicals under high pressure in order to release oil trapped in rock.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> They argue that fracking not only uses up water, but also poses risks to the state’s natural resources.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 23:22:48 +0000 Daphne Matziaraki 30218 at http://kalw.org Fracking: a small town deals with big oil Migrant workers and nutrition: working in "The Garden," but not eating from it http://kalw.org/post/migrant-workers-and-nutrition-working-garden-not-eating-it <p class="p1">The Central Valley, a large swatch of California between the coast and the Sierra mountains, was until recently, in a state of emergency. The region was in a long drought. The recession didn’t help. People were hungry.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:08:15 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 41507 at http://kalw.org Migrant workers and nutrition: working in "The Garden," but not eating from it Today on Your Call: How is fracking affecting our food and water supply? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-fracking-affecting-our-food-and-water-supply <p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:12:09 +0000 Ali Budner 23696 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How is fracking affecting our food and water supply?