Climate change & water supply

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Climate change & water supply

Aquafornia news U.S. Department of the Interior

News Release: Secretary Jewell Statement on EPA Clean Power Plan Proposal

From the U.S. Department of the Interior:

“Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today [June 2] released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Clean Power Plan proposal:

“’The President understands that we have a moral obligation to future generations to leave our land, water, and wildlife better than we found it.’”

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Aquafornia news New York Times

A Price Tag on Carbon as a Climate Rescue Plan

From The New York Times:

“Out back, machinery was breaking down the manure and capturing a byproduct called methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
Aquafornia news Associated Press

Study: Species Disappearing Far Faster Than Before

From the Associated Press:

“Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.”

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Editorial: Dean Must Lead UC Davis Ag School Onto World Climate Change Stage

From The Sacramento Bee:

“As Helene Dillard wraps up the first four months as dean of UC Davis’ College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, she must realize how rare an opportunity she has as head of the top agriculture school. With climate change reshaping the world, ag sciences haven’t been at the apex of the public’s interest since the Dust Bowl era.”

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Commentary: Human Beings May Lack the Political Will to Avoid Eco-disasters

From the Los Angeles Times, in a commentary by David Horsey:

“One of the great environmental success stories of our time is how the air in L.A. has gotten dramatically better over the years, thanks to auto emissions standards. … There are other good stories … It should be noted that every one of these positive outcomes resulted from government action.”

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Aquafornia news Miami Herald

Geologist in the Trenches of Climate Change

From The Miami Herald:

“For the past three decades, University of Miami geology professor Harold Wanless has tracked the tides as they crept higher, watched oysters head for drier ground and repeatedly warned that the ocean is swelling in ways that could one day put coastal cities like Miami under water.”

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Aquafornia news Capital Public Radio

Plan Shows How California’s Climate Change Policies are Working

From Capital Public Radio:

“It’s called the AB 32 Scoping Plan. It’s a policy-wonky way of laying out exactly what California is doing to fight climate change.”

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Aquafornia news U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

News Release: Climate Change Accelerates Hybridization between Native and Invasive Species of Trout

From the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS):

Scientists have discovered that the rapid spread of hybridization between a native species and an invasive species of trout in the wild is strongly linked to changes in climate.  The study, published today [May 25] in Nature Climate Change, was based on 30 years of research by scientists with the U.S.
Aquafornia news Oakland Tribune

Rising Sea Levels Demand Bay Area Balance Profit and Future of Waterfront

From the Oakland Tribune:

“For 1,100 miles, the California coast threads like a ribbon past one of the most varied landscapes in the United States — farmland, airports, beach fronts, high-tech startups, forest and cargo ships with a 50-foot draft chugging past on the way to the Port of Oakland. But the shoreline and the bay are changing and could change even more if predictions of climbing sea levels — 16 inches by midcentury — and flooding turn into reality.”

Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee

Editorial: Jerry Brown Takes the Lead on Climate Change, as Does California

From The Sacramento Bee:

“California, as Gov. Jerry Brown says, is on the front lines of the climate change battle.”

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Commentary: Managing Our Groundwater Topic for Big Meeting

From The Modesto Bee, in a commentary by Neil Hudson:

“Climate change seems to be moving faster than our government can respond. … However, at the local level, our county is responding to the need to monitor and preserve our surface and underground water resources so we have a sustainable supply for the future.”

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Aquafornia news San Jose Mercury News

Governor Jerry Brown Calls for Action on Climate Change, Irks Protesters Over Fracking

From the San Jose Mercury News:

“Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday called California ‘the epicenter of climate change,’ and he urged other states to work with him to halt the rising temperatures that threaten the planet’s future.

“Brown’s comments came during a speech to a University of California agricultural economics group.”

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Climate Change Threatens California and the World, Jerry Brown Says

From the Los Angeles Times:

“Gov. Jerry Brown continued to sound the alarm about climate change on Monday, saying people need to find a way to ‘live with nature’ and ‘not to collide with it.’”

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Aquafornia news New York Times

In California, Climate Issues Moved to Fore by Governor

From The New York Times:

“Portraying California as the front line of climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that the effects of man-made global warming were devastating the state, drawing a direct link between climate change and both the record-setting drought that has left the state parched and the early-season wildfires that broke out across California last week.”

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Report: Climate Change Imperils Nation’s Historic, Cultural Landmarks

From the McClatchy Washington, D.C., Bureau:

“Highlighting archeological and other historical sites in Florida, California and several other states, a report released Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists said that rising waters and raging flames could undermine some of the nation’s most-cherished locations.”

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog

Blog: Jerry Brown Presses for Action on Climate Change

From The Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog:

“Gov. Jerry Brown called Monday for urgent action on climate change, while lamenting that the issue ‘has yet to fully capture the public imagination.’”

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Gov. Jerry Brown Presses Message on Climate Change

From the Los Angeles Times:

“Even as wildfires cool in San Diego, Gov. Jerry Brown is heating up his argument that what the state really is battling is global warming.”

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Aquafornia news Associated Press

Studies: Wildfires Worse Due to Global Warming

From the Associated Press:

“The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports.”

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Aquafornia news Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog

Blog: Jerry Brown — ‘Humanity is On a Collision Course with Nature’

From The Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert blog:

“Gov. Jerry Brown, blaming climate change for the increasing prevalence of wildfires in California, said Sunday that “humanity is on a collision course with nature.’”

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Aquafornia news Los Angeles Times

Governor Brown Corrects Statement About LAX and Sea Level Rise

From the Los Angeles Times:

“An aide to Jerry Brown confirmed Wednesday that the governor was wrong when he said global warming would eventually cause rising seawater to inundate Los Angeles International Airport.”

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