Saturday, March 29, 2014

California Drought: San Joaquin Valley sinking as farmers race to tap aquifer

San Jose Mercury News: "The trends are alarming, the politics complex, but the science is rather simple: The Central Valley -- from Redding to Bakersfield -- is consuming twice as much groundwater as nature is returning through rain and snow."

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Drought Forces Migrating Salmon to Go By Truck

Using fossil fuels to fix problem of fossil fuels. Can't work.

ABC News: "California’s drought is so severe this year that there is not enough water for salmon to make their annual trip up the Sacramento River to spawn, forcing the state to truck them instead, officials said."

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Huge jump in people walking, biking and taking public transit, surveys find

Vallejo Times Herald: "Results from the California Household Travel Survey indicate the number of Californians choosing to walk, bicycle and use public transportation has more than doubled since the year 2000, according to an announcement about the survey released Monday."