California’s Severe Drought Will Cost the Agricultural Industry Nearly $2 Billion

May 21, 2014 by  
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A new study by the University of California Davis Center for Watershed Sciences finds that the worst drought in state history could cost the agricultural industry $1.7 billion this year and eliminate 14,500 jobs in the farming sector of the economy. The California Department of Food and Agriculture requested the preliminary study, which used computer models, water delivery figures and groundwater pumping capacities to show that farmers in the Central Valley would get one-third less irrigated water this year. Read the rest of California’s Severe Drought Will Cost the Agricultural Industry Nearly $2 Billion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , California , central valley , Climate Change , Drought , economy , farming , global warming , jerry brown , UC Davis , water issues

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California to Break Ground on the Nation’s First High-Speed Rail Line This Summer

July 29, 2013 by  
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The Golden State is making history this summer with the start of construction on the United States’ first high-speed rail (HSR) line. The new line, which is slated for completion in 2029, will zip passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours on clean electrified trains traveling at speeds up to 220 miles per hour. The  California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA)  got the greenlight in June to begin building the first 65-mile stretch between the Central Valley cities of Fresno and Merced. Read the rest of California to Break Ground on the Nation’s First High-Speed Rail Line This Summer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ca train , california high speed rail authority , california train , california transportation , CHSRA , HSR , United States first high-speed rail line , usa hsr        

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A French Company Tries Nuclear in California

January 23, 2010 by  
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Photo via Flickr California’s global warming law, AB32, calls for utilities to increase their use of renewable energy to at least 30 percent by 2020, and some say they may not make it.

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