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"California's San Joaquin Valley has lost 60 million acre-feet of groundwater since 1961, according to a new federal study. ... The Central Valley is America's largest farming region; it's also the single-largest zone of groundwater pumping."
"Jonathan Jarvis, President Barack Obama's choice for director of the National Park Service ..., is winning support from environmental groups just a few days after the President nominated him for the post on Friday."
The debate over the giant climate-change and energy bill now before Congress has set off a fight between Eastern and Midwestern politicians over transmission lines and solar and wind energy. Many of the best wind sites are in the Midwest, far from the electric load in populous East Coast cities.
"The Obama administration announced Monday that it would seek to ban many routine uses of antibiotics in farm animals in hopes of reducing the spread of dangerous bacteria in humans."
"In the verdant farmland surrounding Monterey Bay, a national marine sanctuary and one of the world's biological jewels, scorched-earth strategies are being imposed on hundreds of thousands of acres in the quest for an antiseptic field of greens. And the scheme is about to go national."
Environmental activists who campaigned hard to elect Barack Obama president feel cheated and disillusioned by what they see as a lack of leadership and readiness to compromise on environmental issues like climate change.
Marine biologist Jane Lubchenco now heads one of the U.S. government’s key agencies researching climate change -- the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Lubchenco discusses the central role her agency is playing in understanding the twin threats of global warming and ocean acidification.
After many false starts, GM may be getting into position to produce a viable electric car.
It took a lawsuit by residents of Sunburst, Montana, to start cleanup of an underground spill of gasoline that took place 50 years earlier.