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Some California Farmers to Cut Water Use to Ease Drought

Originally Published by New York Times

Ever since the Gold Rush, California farmers have staked their claim to water and ferociously protected the rights to use it to irrigate the crops that have made the state the grocer for the nation.

‘Nightmare’ California oil spill damages rare coastal ecosystem

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian

Activists say accident is soiling Gaviota coast, a Mediterranean-climate region of which there are only five in the world, and will be closed off for weeks or months Continue reading…

Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya

Originally Published by EarthSky

Scientists in northwestern Kenya have found stone tools dating back 3.3 million years. They are now the oldest stone tools yet discovered. Their makers may or may not have been some sort of human ancestor. They may challenge the notion that our own most direct ancestors were the first to bang two rocks together to create a new technology.

Obama just unveiled a big new plan to save the honeybees

Originally Published by The Vox

Pacific ‘blob’ is changing weather patterns

Originally Published by EarthSky

A pup lies with older sea lions at the Coast Guard Pier in Monterey, California March 17, 2015. Animal rescue centers in California are being inundated with stranded, starving sea lion pups, raising the possibility that the facilities could soon be overwhelmed, the federal agency coordinating the rescue said. Photo credit: Reuters/Michael Fiala

Learning to See the Forest for the Trees: Using a Health Index to Communicate Change

Smuggler Mountain in the fall. Image Credit: AGCI

Mitigating effects of xenon emissions

Originally Published by EurekAlert! – Earth Science

The world’s experts in nuclear explosion monitoring teamed up with pharmaceutical producers from across the globe in Brussels, Belgium, from 12 to 14 May 2015, to address a growing challenge to nuclear test monitoring.

Do nano-sunscreens harm sea life?

Originally Published by EarthSky

Image via CNTraveler.com

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