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Video: Toxic Taps: Why Small California Communities Face Unsafe Water

In the first video of  “Toxic Taps” series,  hear from the people who are running small water systems in the San Joaquin Valley and the challenges they face treating contaminated water with limited resources. Watch this video and more in Water Deeply  Read More

Getting to the Roots of California’s Drinking Water Crisis

The epicenter of the state’s drinking water catastrophe is in the San Joaquin Valley, where 200,000 people have struggled to obtain clean, safe water for decades. Read Article in Water Deeply, July 10, 2017  Read More

Is Brown’s massive water project the right project right now?

“The costs estimated by the State are $17 billion, but nobody really thinks it’s going to be just $17 billion,” says Peter Gleick, the president emeritus of the Pacific Institute . Read  Article in California Magazine, UC Berkeley, June 19  Read More

How climate change could threaten the water supply for millions of Californians

Scientists from government and academia say rising sea levels caused by climate change will bring more salt water into the Delta, the hub of California’s water-delivery network. Read Sac Bee Article Here  Read More

When an adaptation effort no longer suffices

No adaptation approach lasts forever in the face of increasing stresses posed by a changing climate. Think of each such effort’s having a ‘use-by’ date. How then to help strengthen future resilience? Read Article Here in Yale Climate Connections  Read More

CO2 reductions by re-using others’ ‘stuff’

Re-using or re-purposing strangers’ or neighbors’ ‘stuff’ saves money and can help reduce CO2 emissions. Take, for example, this walnut newel post. Read Article Here from Yale Climate Connections  Read More

The EPA Sets in Motion its Plan to Rescind the Waters of the United States Rule

This Action is Just the First Step Towards Reducing Clean Water Act Protection for Many Waterways and Wetlands Read article at Legal Planet  Read More

The climate vs. local pollution

The passage of Senate Bill 32 obligated the state to reduce emissions 40% below the 1990 level by 2030. It is an ambitious target that has, again, made California one of the world leaders in fighting climate change.  California can continue its world leadership on climate change, but state leaders can’t leave suffering communities behind. Read Article in LA Times  Read More

Weekly ReCAP of Calaveras Planning and Land Use News

Weekly ReCAP for June 30  Read More

Rim Fire Area Threatened by Logging

The Rim Fire area in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range is home to rare spotted owls, great grey owls, and black-backed woodpeckers. It’s full of flowers, shrubs, and naturally regenerating trees. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), however, has approved a $28 million grant to log much of the remaining burned forest habitat, remove understory vegetation, and apply herbicides. The department is relying... Read More

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