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The historic drought is driving farmers and communities to suck more out of the ground. That can lead to salt water leaking into aquifers and the creation of sinkholes. California manages and monitors its groundwater much more loosely than other Western states. The new fracking law and other measures are gradually changing that, but the Golden State still needs to improve how it handles a precious economic resource. Will the drought finally drive California to improve the way it uses the water under our feet?
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- Texas Governor Rick Perry: Energy Independence In America
- Some might see a room full of San Francisco activists as enemy territory for a Texas conservative. But at a recent Commonwealth Club event, Texas Governor Rick Perry welcomed the challenge, airing...
- GMOs: Necessary in a Hot and Crowded World?
- Technology is everywhere – in our phones, in our cars and now, in our corn flakes. Biotechnology promises weed-resistant crops, bigger yields, more food for a growing population. But are...
- Resource Revolution
- Today’s two billion middle class consumers will more than double globally over the next two decades. Cities in China, India and other developing countries will be teeming with citizens in need...