Ten solutions to California’s drought

June 17, 2015 by  
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As California enters the fourth year of the worst drought in the state’s history, NASA estimates that 11 trillion gallons of water will be needed to recover from this arid rut. While Governor Jerry Brown has implemented a series of wide-ranging measures aimed at curbing water usage , there are efforts underway to engineer the state out of its drought. Some are fairly well-tested— desalination, for example —while others, such as William Shatner’s proposed $30 billion Seattle-Lake Mead pipeline , seem straight-up wacky. Read on to learn more about the good, the bad and the weird big-picture ideas for addressing California’s drought . Read the rest of Ten solutions to California’s drought Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: andes water , aqua science , aquifer , Aquifers and Wells , atmospheric water generation , bernard vonnegut , Bottled Water , california agriculture , california drought , carlsbad , chile fog , Climate Change , cloud-seeding , desalination plant , dew harvest , diagram of groundwater , drought solutions , fog catcher , fog collector , geoengineering , geoengineering drought , groundwater , groundwater solutions , hoover dam , how to fix the drought , how to solve california’s drought , how to solve the drought , humidity harvesting , ionization rain , jerry brown , lake mead , nestle california , nevada reservoir , pipelines , rain on request , san bernadino , san diego , San Francisco , Self Filling Water Bottle , silver iodide , solar desalination , Solutions for the CA drought , solutions to California’s drought , Wally Hickel , waste water , wastewater california , wastewater reuse , wastewater reycling , water treatment , WaterFX , weather manipulation , wells , william shatner

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Largest toxic algae bloom in West Coast history may be linked to climate change

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The west coast is awash in the largest toxic algae bloom ever for the region, according to researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz. The bloom first appeared in May and now stretches from California up the coast to Washington state. The algae produces a neurotoxin called domoic acid that is potentially fatal to humans. Its increasing span and severity is likely to keep people out of the water. Read the rest of Largest toxic algae bloom in West Coast history may be linked to climate change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , domoic acid , Oregon , reasons not to eat fish , red tide , toxic algae bloom , toxic fish , toxic shellfish , u.s. west coast , washington , West Coast

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Researchers are introducing non-native insects in a desperate attempt to battle Japanese knotweed

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If you live in the US or the UK, you are probably familiar with the scourge of Japanese knotweed, even if you don’t know it. Japanese knotweed is one of the world’s most invasive plants and has colonized many disturbed and undisturbed ecosystems in Massachusetts and at least 38 other states. It has no predators in North America or Europe and is notoriously difficult to remove by force. As the armies of knotweed march ever forward, scientists in the UK are experimenting with a dramatic method of weed-killing: the introduction of a non-native, knotweed-loving insect to munch the stalks down to size.   Read the rest of Researchers are introducing non-native insects in a desperate attempt to battle Japanese knotweed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aphalara itadori , beneficial insects , biological control , biological solutions , controlling japanese knotweed , ecosystem restoration , Fallopia japonica , Frederick Law Olmstead , green pest control , green weed control , invasive plants , invasive species , Japanese Knotweed , knotweed , New England invasives , non-native insects , non-native plants , pest control , psyllid , weed control , weeds

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We’re giving away a queen-sized organic cotton mattress worth $679!

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We spend one third of our lifetime in bed, so a natural sleep surface is one of the most important investments you can make. Why? Conventional mattresses are chock full of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that are extremely hazardous to our health including flame retardants linked allergies, asthma, hormone disruption, endocrine problems and cancer. Fortunately, there are now many natural mattress alternatives including organic cotton, wool and natural latex. And now, thanks to the good folks at My Green Mattress , one lucky Inhabitat reader will have the chance to win their very own all-natural, non-toxic mattress. We’re giving away a brand new medium-firm Queen-Sized Pure Echo Mattress valued at $679! Plus, every Inhabitat reader will receive an exclusive $75 off any mattress using PROMO CODE: Inhabitat$75 . Read on to learn how you can enter to win the best sleep of your life. HOW TO ENTER: 1. SIGN UP FOR THE GREEN MATTRESS NEWSLETTER > (Note: Scroll down to the bottom of the page) 2. SIGN UP FOR THE INHABITAT NEWSLETTER > We’ll be announcing the winners in our weekly newsletter , so if you want to find out who won, you’ll need to receive it! 3. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW telling us what you like most about the Pure Echo Mattress and why you need a healthier, green mattress. The deadline for this giveaway is Wednesday, July 1st at 11:59PM EST . We’ll pick the comments we like best and announce the winners in our newsletter, so make sure you’re signed up ! Read the rest of We’re giving away a queen-sized organic cotton mattress worth $679! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: all natural mattress , American mattress company , certified organic cotton mattress , Contests , eco-friendly giveaways , eco-friendly mattress , eco-giveaway , giveaway , green giveaways , green mattress , Health , healthy mattress , My Green Mattress , natural mattress , non-toxic mattress , organic mattress , Pure Echo Mattress , Tim Masters , US mattress company , wool mattress

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