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”