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Category: Resource Management :: Irrigation
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California Drought: Who's wasting water? We want to know 26.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
We're hunting for the government agency or large company wasting water as California's worst drought in decades worsens.
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5 things to know about California government's efforts to cut its own water usage 20 percent 26.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Irrigation of Root Vegetables with Treated Wastewater: Evaluating Uptake of Pharmaceuticals and the Associated Human Health Risks 25.7.2014 pubs.acs.org

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es5017894
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Officials require more supports beneath oil pipes 25.7.2014 Yahoo: US National
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two oil pipelines at the bottom the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan will get additional support structures to help prevent potentially devastating spills, officials said Thursday.
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How a Town in Maine Is Blocking an Exxon Tar-Sands Pipeline 25.7.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Citizens trying to stop the piping of tar-sands oil through their community wore blue "Clear Skies" shirts at a city council meeting in South Portland, Maine, this week. But they might as well have been wearing boxing gloves. The small city struck a mighty blow against Canadian tar-sands extraction. "It's been a long fight," said resident Andy Jones after a 6-1 city council vote on Monday to approve the Clear Skies Ordinance , which will block the loading of heavy tar-sands bitumen onto tankers at the city's port. The measure is intended to stop ExxonMobil and partner companies from bringing Albertan tar-sands oil east through an aging pipeline network to the city's waterfront. Currently, the pipeline transports conventional oil west from Portland to Canada; the companies want to reverse its flow . After an intensely debated, year-and-a-half battle, the South Portland City Council on Monday sided ...
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Water pipe in Monte Sereno finally repaired 24.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: San Jose/Valley
Leaking water pipe finally repaired in Monte Sereno.
Study: $50 million pipe to White Bear Lake might not restore levels 24.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Piping Mississippi River water into White Bear Lake would cost about $50 million upfront, but it's not certain the move would restore the lake's water levels, according to a new report from the Metropolitan Council.
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Sealing Rice Field Boundaries in Bangladesh: A Pilot Study Demonstrating Reductions in Water Use, Arsenic Loading to Field Soils, and Methane Emissions from Irrigation Water 23.7.2014 Environmental Science & Technology: Latest Articles (ACS Publications)

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es500338u
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Attack of the Chicago climate change maggots 23.7.2014 Washington Post

CHICAGO — Sewage gushed up Lori Burns’s toilet. It swept the floor. It wrecked the water heater, the deep freezer, her mother’s wedding veil.

This basement invasion was the third in five years. Burns, 40, could no longer afford to pay a cleanup crew. So she slipped on polka dotted rain boots, waded into the muck, wrenched out the stand-pipe and watched the brown water drain.

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Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says 22.7.2014 Twincities.com: Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.
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California drought drying up small Central Valley farmers' future 20.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
This time of year, May Vu's farm in Sanger should be carpeted with blooming flowers and a bounty of vegetables.
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High-bidding farmers battle in water auctions 20.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
One of the worst droughts in state history is pushing water prices to record levels -- fraying nerves, eroding bank accounts and stress-testing the state's 'water market,' an informal and largely hidden network of buyers and sellers.
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California drought: San Jose's new high-tech water purification plant to expand recycled water use 17.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
On Friday, water officials will take a big step in dramatically expanding the use of recycled water in Silicon Valley when they cut the ribbon at a $72 million plant in Alviso.
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State Officials Prod California Cities to Act on Drought 16.7.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Ed Osann, Senior Policy Analyst, Santa Monica: As California enters the hottest and driest season of the year, State officials are acting today to prod California’s cities and water suppliers to take drought conditions more seriously – and none too soon.  Emergency regulations drafted by the State...
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Worried about the Big One, L.A.? So's Lucy Jones, but she's doing something about it 16.7.2014 LA Times: Commentary
We're told to keep enough supplies for three days, a week, two weeks after an earthquake — to last us until help arrives. But that advice doesn't account for a fractured infrastructure that could leave Los Angeles dry, dark and devastated for months after a big quake. Lucy Jones is the U.S....
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NRDC: California Tackles Wasteful Outdoor Watering 15.7.2014 NRDC: News/Media Center Feed
SACRAMENTO (July 15, 2014) – The State Water Resources Control Board today voted to adopt mandatory emergency drought measures to curtail wasteful uses of water outdoors and help safeguard our future water supply. The new statewide rules require city utilities to report monthly water production data and to activate local drought plans that limit landscape irrigation. Specific wasteful outdoor watering practices would be barred statewide, including watering down driveways and sidewalks, hose-washing a car without a shutoff nozzle, operating fountains without recirculation, and flooding sidewalks and gutters with irrigation runoff. The rule, effective August 1, is consistent with recommendations offered by the Natural Resources Defense ...
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California agriculture industry facing $1 billion in drought losses 15.7.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Crews testing pipes on truck for radioactivity off I-25 in Northglenn 15.7.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Hazmat teams from the North Metro Fire Rescue District and Colorado State Patrol are investigating a truck on an Interstate 25 off-ramp in Northglenn that could potentially be ...
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Smart irrigation controller uses in-ground sensors and weather forecast to reduce water bills by 60% 15.7.2014 TreeHugger
This adaptive intelligent watering controller for lawns and gardens could drastically reduce your water bill, while keeping your plants healthy and hydrated.
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Plateau Valley lost valued community members, lifetimes of knowledge in landslide 14.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Water coming off the Grand Mesa runs through a complicated geographical and legal maze of miles and miles of irrigation canals, chains of reservoirs, countless individual districts and decades upon centuries of water rights, deeds and allocations.
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