“California Water Rights Atlas” Opens to Public:

Empowers Citizens, Unlocks Information, Improves Water Management SACRAMENTO, CA – Former Brown Administration Resources Secretary Huey Johnson, president of the Resource Renewal Institute, today unveiled the first-ever public “California Water Rights Atlas.” This online tool enables citizens, policymakers, media and others to view thousands of current California water rights claims. RRI is a nonprofit, public … Continue reading ““California Water Rights Atlas” Opens to Public:”

Drop in U.S. Underground Water Levels has Accelerated: USGS

May 20 2013 Environment Correspondent Deborah Zabarenko From environmentalhealthnews.org WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Water levels in U.S. aquifers, the vast underground storage areas tapped for agriculture, energy and human consumption, between 2000 and 2008 dropped at a rate that was almost three times as great as any time during the 20th century, U.S. officials said on Monday. … Continue reading “Drop in U.S. Underground Water Levels has Accelerated: USGS”

“California Water Rights Atlas” Opens to Public:

Empowers Citizens, Unlocks Information, Improves Water Management Former Brown Administration Resources Secretary Huey Johnson, president of the Resource Renewal Institute, today unveiled the first-ever public “California Water Rights Atlas.” This online tool enables citizens, policymakers, media and others to view thousands of current California water rights claims. RRI is a nonprofit, public interest organization, and … Continue reading ““California Water Rights Atlas” Opens to Public:”

GM Crops and Water – A Recipe for Disaster

Genetically modified foods are a threat to our dwindling water supplies; they are less water-efficient and contaminate fresh water Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji Institute of Science in Society, May 7, 2013 Source: i-sis.org.uk Genetically Modified (GM) crops are widely recognised for their potential to damage both human health and the environment. Evidence is now accumulating of the … Continue reading “GM Crops and Water – A Recipe for Disaster”

Farmers work to protect grapes, river levels

Steve Adler, April 24, 2013 Winegrape growers within the Russian River watershed came through the first night of freezing temperatures with flying colors last week, as their sprinkler diversions for frost protection of vulnerable spring vine growth resulted in very little drop in river flow levels. The issue involves farmers in Mendocino and Sonoma counties, … Continue reading “Farmers work to protect grapes, river levels”

Census will Guide and Improve Water Sustainability Efforts

Contact: Jessica Kershaw (DOI), Jon Campbell (USGS), 04/03/2013 WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today released a report to Congress on the progress of the National Water Census, which is being developed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to help the nation address its critical water needs. “This update to the National … Continue reading “Census will Guide and Improve Water Sustainability Efforts”

California court ruling gives hope to foes of fracking

By Rory Carroll and Braden Reddall SAN FRANCISCO | Tue Apr 9, 2013 8:18pm EDT (Reuters) – A court ruling that the U.S. government must consider the environmental impact of “fracking” on federal lands leased to oil companies offers opponents of the technique a useful weapon in the fierce public debate in California and other … Continue reading “California court ruling gives hope to foes of fracking”

Pennsylvania Court Deals Blow to Secrecy-Obsessed Fracking Industry: Corporations Not The Same As Persons With Privacy Rights

April 11, 2013 This article was published in partnership withGlobalPossibilities.org [3]. A Pennsylvania judge in the heart of the Keystone State’s fracking belt has issued a forceful and precedent-setting decision holding that there is no corporate right to privacy under that state’s constitution, giving citizens and journalists a powerful tool to understand the health and environmental … Continue reading “Pennsylvania Court Deals Blow to Secrecy-Obsessed Fracking Industry: Corporations Not The Same As Persons With Privacy Rights”