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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.
As California’s Salton Sea dries up, toxic dust on the dry lakebed blows into neighboring communities and causes a serious health hazard. Lindsay Fendt reports. https://vimeo.com/400802228 Length: 2:04 Download scriptDownload full resolution...
Water conservation in California’s southern desert is causing an environmental disaster as the Salton Sea quickly shrinks. Lindsay Fendt reports. https://vimeo.com/400802260 Length: 2:04 Download scriptDownload full resolution video
An explanation of California’s water development — as well as the challenges, today and tomorrow, of providing water for the state’s people, places and things.