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August 27, 2015 | Blog Post

Study Finds Climate Change Amps Up Drought

Even with an approaching El Niño, Californians shouldn’t lose sight of long-term water management goals, since climate change can intensify heat, evaporation and dry weather. (Spanish language version available.)

August 6, 2015 | Blog Post

Drought Drains California’s Energy Grid

California’s drought is draining the state’s reservoirs and preventing hydropower from feeding the state’s energy grid, creating an opportunity for cleaner energy sources to take its place.

July 23, 2015 | Blog Post

Who Gets the Water and Who Gets Hung Out to Dry?

Fishermen, farmers, ranchers and river guides are struggling to divvy up California’s dwindling water supply as the state’s historic drought stretches into its fourth year.

July 16, 2015 | Blog Post

New House Bill Blames Historic California Drought on Endangered Fish

A bill being considered in the House of Representatives places blame for the lack of water in California on protections for salmon and other imperiled species, such as the delta smelt. The reality is that an historic drought—not environmental protections—is causing water shortages in the West.

July 2, 2015 | Blog Post

5 Species Starved for Rain

With the sixth mass extinction upon us, we explore how the drought is devastating five species across the western United States.

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