California

Cumulative Ocean Impacts Mapped Off U.S. and Mexican Shores

Researchers from California and Hawaii have analyzed 25 factors and developed a map that reflects the relative cumulative magnitude of their effects on the waters extending for about 250-350 miles off the shores of Washington, Oregon, California, and the Baja Peninsula.

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July 20, 2009 to July 24, 2009

3rd National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration

Highlighted large scale ecosystem restorations will include the Chesapeake Bay, Coastal Louisiana, Everglades, Great Lakes, Lower Colorado, Columbia, Snake, Mississippi and Missouri River Basins, Puget Sound, and San Francisco Bay and Delta.

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"Rising Calls to Regulate California Groundwater"

Some California farmers are depleting the groundwater beneath their land faster than nature can recharge it -- and climate change is likely to make things worse. While farmers resist regulating groundwater use, critics argue that not doing it "could prove catastrophic to the state’s real estate sector and its $36 billion agricultural economy."

Source: NYTimes, 05/14/2009
July 13, 2009 to July 17, 2009

ESRI International User Conference

A conference on GIS, widely used in environmental applications.

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Public Comment Open for Renewable Energy Zones

The Western Governors' Association and the US DOE begin Phase 1 of a 4-phase process, with initial designation of suitable zones for renewable power generation in the western US, Canada, and Mexico.

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CA PESTICIDE SPRAYING PITS TRADE SECRETS AGAINST RIGHT TO KNOW

California is trying to eradicate the brown apple moth along the state's central coast by aerial spraying of a pheromone-based pesticide intended to interfere with the insect's natural reproductive cycle. Some residents want to know what's being sprayed on them.

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