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Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and whether to plant or to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round like almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

In Depth: Who’s Using Water During California’s Drought?

The current drought is covering all of California in extreme ways. It’s the third driest year in 106 years of record keeping according to Jay Lund of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, our guest for this week’s In Depth.

08/04/2014

San Jose Fire Department truck

SJFD Says Greener Fire Station Design Hampers San Jose Response Times

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — The sleek, new eco-friendly design of updated San Jose fire stations is making it more challenging for crews to meet their response time goals, according to fire officials. “They’re built […]

03/18/2014

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Half Moon Bay Orchid Farm Settles Environmental Suit For $139K

A Half Moon Bay orchid farm has agreed to pay $139,000 to settle allegations that it spilled hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel into a creek and illegally installed an irrigation pump.

06/22/2012

CA high speed rail

Environmental Exemptions Sought For High-Speed Rail Construction

California’s high-speed rail chief has said he’s seeking environmental exemptions on the first 130-mile leg of the bullet train in the San Joaquin Valley.

05/16/2012

A Jiffy Lube service center. (Jiffy Lube)

Bay Area Jiffy Lube Parent Slapped With Environmental Fines

A company that owns numerous Jiffy Lube locations in the Bay Area has paid more than $130,000 in fines after agreeing to several settlement requirements for violating environmental regulations, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

CBS San Francisco–02/24/2011

SF Launches Environmental Website

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ San Francisco is putting a list of cosmetics, hand sanitizers and other products that it considers more eco-friendly online.

08/17/2010

New SJ Solar Plant to Add to City's Green Reputation

A recent study finds that San Jose has the highest concentration of solar power in the entire state, and the city’s newest installation unveiled Thursday will power an entire office building.

08/05/2010

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