Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

War over words

Californians clash as state GOP seeks $300 million for drought, inserts relief language in federal spending bill

Old trees are revealed as the reservoir level at Camanche Reservoir continues to drop in California. MICHAEL NELSON / EPA

EPA

Los Angeles Times

California Republicans will continue trying to include language addressing the state's drought in a must-pass bill to fund the federal government. A Republican aide framed the GOP plan as an emergency proposal to take advantage of the deluge of water when El Niño hits California this winter.

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Report outlines state's climate change strategy

Governor's Environmental Goals and Policy Report

A new draft of Environmental Goals and Policy Report considers the state's future in a changing climate and a population that is projected to hit 50 million residents by middle of this century. The discussion draft provides a vision of the state's future and a broad overview of the state's programs and policies to achieve that vision.

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Drought lessons: Israel's water shortage solutions

KPBS San Diego

Almost 10 years ago, Israel went through a similar crisis that California now faces. Now it has so much water, it's selling it to other countries. A new book tells the story of how this desert land became water self-sufficient and a water exporter.

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