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A California farmer tries to hold on despite looming water cuts

A longtime farmer hopes to save his Borrego Springs citrus orchard, even as its declining aquifer forces major cuts in groundwater pumping. Source: A California...

9 views of the LA River before and after it was paved in 1938

One photographer painstakingly reshot old photos of the once-volatile waterway. Source: 9 views of the LA River before and after it was paved in 1938

More wildfires, drought and climate change bring devastating changes to California wildlands

Southern California’s native landscapes are famously tough. But repeated wildfire and drought amplified by climate change pose a growing threat to wildlands that provide...

Microorganisms That Eat Seaweed Can Create Biodegradable Plastic

Researchers have found a way to produce a bioplastic using an organism that feeds on seaweed instead of freshwater plants. Source: Microorganisms That Eat Seaweed...

Hungry, drought-stricken corner of Pakistan is a land where ‘humans don’t have water to drink’

More than half of children in Baluchistan, Pakistan’s largest and poorest province, suffer from stunting due to malnutrition brought on by prolonged drought. Source: Hungry,...

Democrats’ House takeover could mean big changes for California water policy

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy hoped to use a year-end government-funding bill to slip through an extension of a federal law that sends more...

Scripps scientists study tide pools, sea cliffs, with ocean protection grants

Four researchers at Scripps Oceanography earned state grants to study how climate change is shifting conditions on the Pacific Coast, from crumbling cliffs to...

California Ocean Protection Council 

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) was created in 2004 to help protect, conserve, and maintain healthy coastal and ocean ecosystems and the economies...

Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

Water flowing through the city’s pipes will generate electricity like a dam with none of the environmental consequences. Source: Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines...

Paper outlines how L.A. County can adapt its water supply for climate change | Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA

Source: Paper outlines how L.A. County can adapt its water supply for climate change | Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA

UCSD Researchers Receive $2 Million for Algae-Based Plastics Research – Times of San Diego

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $2 million grant to a group of UC San Diego biologists to research plastic polymers based on...

The “Blue Economy”: A Sustainable Future for the Ocean

A conversation with Fabian Huwyler, Head of Green Solutions, Impact Advisory and Finance (IAF), about the investing opportunities the ocean creates and why we...