Here's How NASA Satellites Can Help You Conserve Water
Science and conservation went hand in hand to help track levels of one of California's most important water sources.
Here’s How California’s Bounce Back From Drought Looked From Space
Landsat satellites and airborne observatories monitored the state’s driest period in recorded history.
How to Kill Your Lawn and Grow a Food Forest During a Drought
An experimental farming project at the Los Angeles Arboretum demonstrates that fruits and vegetables can still be grown in rain-deprived areas without weekly watering.
How This Distillery Is Turning Thin Air Into Booze
In the midst of California's serious drought, one Bay Area-based spirits company sought a more sustainable solution to creating vodka.
The Bizarre Link Between the Fort McMurray Fire and a 'Warm Blob' in the Pacific
Everything is connected.
Growing Grains Is Giving a Second Life to My Family Farm
My carrots and potatoes taste better than ever because growing grains revitalizes the soil. Also, I just made another cash crop for myself—just like that.
The California Almond Board Has Had Enough with the Almond Shaming
California is four years into a massive drought and their Almond Board wants almond shaming to stop.
Beverly Hills Can't Be Bothered with California's Water Conservation Laws
The Los Angeles area municipality was just named by California officials as being one of only four cities in the state not adequately ensuring that its residents conserve water during the ongoing statewide drought.
The Government Is Being Sued For Letting Nestlé Bottle Drought-Stricken California’s Water
The US Forest Service is being sued for allowing Nestlé to siphon water from San Bernardino National Forest by way of an expired permit from 1988.
A Video Installation Highlights How the West is Running out of Water
A portrait of the drought shines in infrared hues on 15 screens by artist Kevin Cooley.
Robots May Save California's Wine Industry From the Drought
UC Davis is now developing cutting-edge winemaking technologies like irrigation sensors and robots that can reduce the amount of water needed to make one gallon of precious wine. That’s about a 90 percent improvement, by the way.
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California Wants Marijuana Growers to Please Stop Destroying the Environment
A new law will fine marijuana grows that create environmental damages, like polluting local rivers and cutting down trees.