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"Side Effect Of California's Drought: More Climate Pollution"

"Droughts are already getting longer and more severe because of human-caused climate change in the American Southwest and around the world. But the drought-climate connection goes both ways: California's prolonged dry spell has also made climate change a little bit worse."

Source: Palm Springs Desert Sun, 01/04/2017

Will State, Local Government Replace Feds on Climate Change?

Even if the incoming Trump Administration retreats from climate action, as many fear, state and local governments may fill the gap on climate policy. Our latest Issue Backgrounder takes a closer look, and offers sources and resources to help you cover the more localized climate stories that may result.

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"California's Small Water Utilities Struggle With Safety"

"Californians relying on small water utilities to bring drinking water into their homes, or who work or go to school in places providing their own water, are far more likely to be exposed to lead, according to a new analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data by The Desert Sun and USA TODAY."

Source: Palm Springs Desert Sun, 12/14/2016

After Years Of Drama, Farmers Score A Big Win In California Water Battle

"The California water bill now ready for the president's signature dramatically shifts 25 years of federal policy and culminates a long and fractious campaign born in the drought-stricken San Joaquin Valley."

Source: McClatchy, 12/13/2016
December 12, 2016 to December 16, 2016

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

The 49th AGU Fall Meeting takes place in San Francisco. Press registration is now open.

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