Thursday, June 4, 2015

Steamed

Californians critical of neighbors' response to drought

Californians and their government: PPIC statewide survey. PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA

PPIC

Los Angeles Times & Stockton Record

Californians don’t believe others in their region of the state are doing enough to respond to the four-year drought, with the harshest criticism being dished out in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, according to a new PPIC poll. For the first time, Californians are more concerned about the state’s dogged drought than they are about jobs and the economy.

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Desal backers hope Carlsbad will disarm critics

Los Angeles Times

For one group of international conventioneers coming to San Diego this summer, the highlight probably won't be the panel discussions or technical exhibits or even visits to SeaWorld. For the expected 1,500-plus people attending the International Desalination Assn. World Congress, the highlight will be a Sept. 4 tour of the $1 billion desalination plant under construction in Carlsbad.

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New growing technique relieves avocado farmers

Capital Public Radio

Farmers are being widely criticized during the California drought because agriculture uses the majority of the state's water. But some farmers are cutting back by employing new techniques. A recent study used half as much water to yield twice as much fruit.

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