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Conservation

Seafood (credit: Toby Canham/Getty Images)

Seafood Fraud Crackdown Promised In New Labelling Bill

In DNA testing by a conservation group, over 40 percent of seafood samples from California restaurants were not the fish that was on the menu, and that’s prompting the legislature to consider making labeling rules clearer.

04/11/2014

A crew with the California Department of Water Resources measures the snowpack in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack Low, Bleak Outlook for Bay Area Water Agencies

A lower than average Sierra Snowpack was announced by state water officials on Tuesday, KCBS’ Doug Sovern reports how it affects California’s drought.

04/01/2014

Mud Cracks

Contra Costa Asks 500,000 Water Users For Cuts Of 15 Percent

The Contra Costa Water District is asking its roughly half-million users to cut their water use by 15 percent in an effort to help weather the ongoing drought.

03/21/2014

A dry section of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Valley Water District Asks For 20 Percent Water Consumption Cut

That is double the water use reduction that was being considered just last month.

02/26/2014

faucet (AP)

Water Saving Tips And Resources

A list of resources for saving water indoors, outdoors, in the bathroom, kitchen, garden, and some Water Wisdom with which to impress (or annoy) your friends.

02/21/2014

The Yosemite toboggan run seen in 1928. (NPS)

Once Touted As Olympic Venue, Yosemite Now Working To Keep Crowds Away

New plans by the National Park Service to retain Yosemite Valley’s natural wonders show a 180-degree shift from Prohibition-era plans to host the Olympic games and bring huge crowds to the national park.

02/18/2014

Water Faucet

Report Water Wasters!

The government and water agencies are watching your water use, with mandatory conservation in some areas. But who’s watching them?

02/17/2014

Cal ISO Control Room

Californians Urged To Conserve Power On Thursday

The California Independent System Operator Corporation has issued a statewide Flex Alert for Thursday, asking people to voluntary conserve power.

02/06/2014

Water levels are low at the San Luis Reservoir, near Los Banos, California on March 11, 2009. (Robyn Beck / Getty Images)

California Drought Resources & Links

Links for California Drought agencies, water levels, conditions, climate data, dam projects, and reservoir storage.

02/06/2014

Coho Salmon

Salmon Spawning Rebound Put At Risk By Drought

The drought has local water officials concerned and calling for a ban on fishing in the Russian River watershed. Meanwhile, the local fishing industry is alarmed about the potential

01/31/2014

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