drought

5:00pm

Tue February 18, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Interview with an environmental scientist: Where has all California's water gone?

Peter Gleick
Courtesty of the Pacific Institute

As California faces an extreme drought, water politics are under a microscope now more than ever. Oakland-based Pacific Institute is a leader in research on the impacts of climate change on water. Its director, Peter Gleick, was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for his work on water resources.

Even though 38 million Californians cook, clean and bathe with water, the Central Valley is still the largest user by far, taking up 75 percent of the state's water supply. Gleick sat down with KALW's Ben Trefny to decipher the state's water issues. 

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12:00am

Thu February 13, 2014

11:28am

Wed February 12, 2014

The coming salmon drought

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From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Alastair Bland
Last summer, Berkeley fisherman Mike Hudson enjoyed some of the most profitable salmon fishing he had seen in the past decade. Dense schools of big fish congregated in the Pacific Ocean along the Bay Area's coastline through the spring and summer, with numbers up from previous years.

12:00am

Thu February 6, 2014

3:21pm

Wed February 5, 2014

California's thirsty almonds

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From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Dan Errotabere's family has been farming the dry soils of the western San Joaquin Valley for nearly a century. His grandfather primarily grew wheat and other grains. His father grew vegetables and other annual crops almost exclusively. But in 1999, Errotabere decided to plant his first almond tree.

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