EPA poised to roll back what waterways are protected

Dec 11, 2018
The Trump administration is set to release a plan that would redefine which bodies of water are protected by the 1972 Clean Water Act.
The Trump administration is set to release a plan that would redefine which bodies of water are protected by the 1972 Clean Water Act. 
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California fishermen, once blocked by conservationists, now work with them

Jun 19, 2017
Environmentalists in Morro Bay focus on getting fishermen back in the water with more sustainable practices.
Fish populations are tracked using data collected by fishermen working with the Morro Bay Community Quota Fund.
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The skyline of the future is made of wood

Jan 4, 2017
The latest innovation in construction recalls Lincoln Logs.
Cross-laminated timber blocks.
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Southern African countries are pushing to sell ivory again

Aug 12, 2016
While some countries burn ivory in a show of conservation, others say they should be able to decide whether or not to sell it.
Kenya Wildlife Services rangers stand guard around illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks, ivory figurines and rhinoceros horns at the Nairobi National Park on April 30, 2016. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the world's biggest ivory bonfire after demanding a total ban on trade in tusks and horns to end 'murderous' trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. 
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Santa Barbara takes a second shot at desalination

Jan 25, 2016
A desalination plant built in the 90's mothballed when El Nino rains ended a drought.

U.S. mayors tackle water problems

Jun 19, 2015
Conference will cover safety and conservation issues.

One California drought winner? The local car wash.

Jun 9, 2015
San Jose has banned washing cars in your own driveway, but commercial car washes are okay

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Startup tries to raise the dirt-cheap price of water

Jun 2, 2015
MeterHero wants to pay you to conserve.

One way to ration water: raise the price

Apr 7, 2015
New limits on water usage could raise prices to four times their current rate.

California drought prompts 25 percent mandatory cutbacks

Apr 2, 2015
Local water districts will restrict residential use, not agriculture.