Conservation

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown, Lawmakers To Announce Emergency Drought-Relief Package

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders are set to announce emergency drought-relief legislation as California enters its fourth consecutive dry year.

03/19/2015

Drought

NASA Scientist Says Epic Drought Leaving California With Only 1 Year Of Water Left

A NASA scientist is saying California only has about one year of water left in its reservoirs, after years of record drought.

03/13/2015

Workers wash a van at a car wash on January 29, 2014.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Is There Really An Eco-Friendly Way To Wash Your Car During California’s Drought?

Water rationing or water conservation, has been a priority in my household (and probably yours) for the past 3 years. In fact, water conservation has become “a game” for me! Every month, I am anxious to tear open my water bill and see just how much more I saved over the previous month!

03/13/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Stanford Climatologist Says Californians Need To Prepare For Warmer, Drier Weather As New Normal

Stanford Professor Noah Diffenbaugh says “there are a number of measures that suggest that the drought we’re in now is the worst on record.”

03/02/2015

A goat feeds on weeds.

Park Service Will Deploy Herd Of Goats To Chomp Invasive Plants At Point Reyes

Officials with Point Reyes National Seashore will begin an experiment next week to reduce the invasive plant species on about 12 acres of national parkland.

01/18/2015

Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

(CBS SF)

Make It Rain: Cloud Seeders Coaxing Water To Fall And Relieve California’s Drought

As California’s drought lingers on and reservoirs dry up, small planes are trying to coax the water to come down.

11/25/2014

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought Forces SF Peninsula Coastal Towns To Truck In Water

California’s chronic drought is causing hardships on the coast south of San Francisco for property owners who ordinarily get their water from creeks and wells that have gone dry after four years of scant rainfall.

11/17/2014

Sprinklers water the lawns of a new housing development July 28, 2005 in Hesperia, California. California's demand for water will jump by 40 percent over the next 25 years according to a study released this week by the Public Policy Institute of California. Half of all the water used by inland homeowners, where growth is booming, goes to irrigating yards, compared to one third or less in the cooler coastal regions. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

State Water Board Report Show Cities’ Water-Saving Efforts Vary Widely Amid Drought

While all Bay Area residents are being used to conserve water during the drought, a new report shows some cities in the Bay Area are using three times as much water as others.

11/05/2014

(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Would Raising Water Rates Make People Use Less In A Drought?

A group of researchers, that include some Stanford professors, have a theory that seems to be a no-brainer when it comes to making people use less water: increase the price.

10/24/2014

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