A science panel argues for a new approach to make research nimbler and more forward-looking to improve management in the ailing Delta.
These chemicals are everywhere. They last forever. They’re expensive to get rid of. And many Californians don’t even know they’re drinking them.
As California’s new requirements for forever chemicals kick in, small providers in remote towns struggle to clean up their water.
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Despite widespread global success and huge opportunity for reducing fossil fuel demand, solar water heating is virtually unheard of in the U.S.
Dust suppression and habitat restoration are key elements in a plan to aid the Salton Sea, whose ills have been a sore point in Colorado River management.
A synthetic chemical’s appearance in public water supply wells raises questions of how to protect the public from unknown health hazards.
The Water Desk has made $75,000 in grants to journalists and media outlets covering California water issues.
Voluntary agreements in California have been touted as an innovative and flexible way to improve environmental conditions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the rivers that feed it. The goal is to provide river flows and habitat for fish while still allowing enough water to be diverted for farms and cities in a way that satisfies state regulators.
Can carbon credits save Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta islands and protect California’s vital water hub?
An ambitious plan would use carbon credits as incentives to convert Delta islands to wetlands or rice to halt subsidence and potentially raise island elevations.