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How Almonds Became Scapegoat for California Drought (04/16/2015)
Do other crops use just as much water?
www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/04/16/399958203/how-almonds-became-a-scapegoat-fo
r-californias-drought?


CA farms gulp most of state's water, but say they've cut back (04/07/2015)
California's historic drought is putting the amount of water used by farmers and other industries into sharp focus, especially now as urban Californians will soon be required to cut their water use by 25 percent.
www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015/04/07/398106067/calif-s-farmers-gulp-most-of-stat
es-water-but-say-theyve-cut-back


Fracking study under ethics review (04/07/2015)
Chesapeake Energy paid undisclosed fees to the lead author, whose study was based on water samples provided by the company.
insideclimatenews.org/news/06042015/fracking-study-water-contamination-under-eth
ics-review


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EPA announces tribal clean diesel projects in WA
EPA is announces over $925,000 in grant funds for tribes in Washington to remove older marine diesel engines that emit harmful air pollutants and replace them with newer engines for more efficient marine vessels.
yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d96f984dfb3ff7718525735900400c29/0e12950e850bd
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EPA Publishes 20th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory
EPA released its 20th Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks today, showing a two percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 from 2012 levels, but a nine percent drop in emissions since 2005.
yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/98F8B7F514D612B085257E270073A21B

Myths and facts about capping climate change pollution
Don't let false rumors--often circulated by entrenched fossil fuel interests tying to protect their profits--trip Oregon up on the path to clean energy. Get the facts.
daily.sightline.org/2015/04/13/myths-and-facts-about-capping-climate-change-poll
ution/


This Texas town will get all of its energy from solar and wind
News sparked surprise in an oil-obsessed, Republican-dominated state where fossil fuels are king
grist.org/cities/this-texas-town-will-get-all-of-its-energy-from-solar-and-wind/

 

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