STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER One State Two Notables
In the past two weeks, both Montana and California recorded the nation's warmest and coldest daily temperature. Both states of course are large and have diverse topography. In the warm season the na... Posted on 7/22/13 at 11:33 PM
FARM BLEAT The Deep Chill
Sports reporter Jordan Willi and I swapped emails the other day. I sent him the hilarious NFL: Bad Lip Reading YouTube video clipfeaturing Minnesota Vikings own Adrian Peterson, and he sent me a YouTu... Posted on 1/21/13 at 9:50 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday promised to consider the concerns of businesses affected by his order to cut urban water use by 25 percent as the prolonged drought in the most populous U.S. state drags into its fourth year.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Cities set to feel the brunt of California's mandated cutbacks in water use pushed back on Wednesday, calling a plan by regulators to demand reductions of as much as 35 percent in some communities unfair.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The administration of California Governor Jerry Brown hit back on Thursday against criticism that its drought conservation mandates apply to consumers but do not include the state's $45 billion agriculture business.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California on Wednesday moved to tighten already stringent regulations on how much water can flow through toilets and faucets, part of the state's effort to respond to prolonged drought.
So strong was the belief that water was an inalienable right that several communities and cities promised never to install meters to measure water use - a jarring idea today in a state suffering from a prolonged drought and mandatory cuts to water consumption.
PHILLIPS, Calif. - California farmers, already hit by reductions in the amount of water they can buy for irrigation, will not be held to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's order on Wednesday for a 25 percent reduction in water use in the state's prolonged drought.
SAN FRANCISCO - California should require oil producers to cut their water usage as part of the administration’s efforts to conserve water in the drought-ravaged state, environmentalists said on Wednesday.
PARIS - The United States has reported a mild form of bird flu on a turkey farm in California, the World Organisation for Animal Health said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of outbreaks to hit the U.S. poultry industry in recent months.
Federal officials acted properly when they curtailed water extraction from California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect fish and orca species at the expense of farmers and other water users in central California, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Dec. 22.
On a small organic farm outside San Diego, a former combat Marine has found peace and purpose in the tending of plants and in providing other combat veterans a way to find their places in life after war. At Archi’s Acres, the phrase “boots on the ground” has a whole new meaning, and the sounds of those boots working hydroponic “fields” of basil, chard and deep-green lettuce are echoing around the country, including in the Red River Valley.
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HANFORD, Calif. — A nondescript building in the heart of California’s dairy country has become the focus of intense scrutiny now that mad cow disease has been discovered in a dead dairy cow.
Gosia Wozniacka and Tracie Cone
April 24, 2012
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