July 26, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Pesticides contaminate frogs from Californian national parks

Pesticides commonly used in California’s Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions, have been found in remote frog species miles from farmland. Researchers have demonstrated the contamination of Pacific Tree Fogs in remote mountain areas, including national parks; supporting past research on the potential transport of pesticides by the elements. Continue reading

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January 28, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Irrigation in California’s Central Valley intensifies rainfall, storms across the Southwest

Agricultural irrigation in California’s Central Valley doubles the amount of water vapor pumped into the atmosphere, ratcheting up rainfall and powerful monsoons across the interior Southwest, according to a new study. Continue reading

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March 2, 2012
by Kate Poole
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A Victory for Central Valley Salmon

Kate Poole, Senior Attorney, San Francisco
Today, the Ninth Circuit ruled, once again, that Westlands Water District and other junior Central Valley Project (CVP) water users in the San Joaquin Valley are only entitled to “surplus… Continue reading

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November 21, 2011
by Doug Obegi
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An Additional 391 Billion Gallons of Water from the Delta Isn’t "More Water"?

Doug Obegi, Staff Attorney, Western Water Project, San Francisco
A week ago, Tom Birmingham, the general manager of the Westlands Water District, wrote an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee about the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, which stated,
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April 1, 2011
by Doug Obegi
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Water Users Turn off the Delta Pumps, and Smelt Protections Require No Water (This is Not an April Fools’ Joke)

Doug Obegi, Staff Attorney, Western Water Project, San Francisco Listen to talk radio in California’s Central Valley long enough, and you’ll hear the refrain, “turn on the pumps.”  Of course, the massive pumps in the Bay-De… Continue reading

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December 10, 2010
by Justin Horner
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California’s Central Valley Wins "Sprawl Fee" Fight

For decades, we’ve known that suburban sprawl enjoys a number of advantages over infill or smart growth.  Many of those are related to “externalities,” or those consequences of someone’s economic actions that are not reflected in prices. &nbs… Continue reading

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July 20, 2010
by Kate Poole
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What Exactly Is The Purpose of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan?

Bertrand Russell once said that “The greatest challenge . . . is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.”  One would think that articulating the problem to be solved with a habitat conservation plan for the Bay-Delta w… Continue reading

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