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Thousands of marijuana farms are depleting California's streams at the height of a historic drought, according to state scientists. Special correspondent Spencer Michels follows along as game wardens, biologists and engineers go in search of marijuana on privately-owned lands --…
A group of farmers in California are making an unprecedented offer to help the state fight a record-breaking drought. They've agreed to give up a quarter of their water this season. Dale Kasler from the Sacramento Bee joins Hari Sreenivasan…
In our news wrap Friday, the State Department released nearly 300 emails from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton on the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. One was heavily redacted at the FBI’s request. Also, at least 40…
Facing a multi-year drought, California's rivers are too shallow and warm for salmon. Meanwhile, record production of thirsty nut crops like almonds and walnuts has diverted water from the river delta. But just as environmentalists blame nut farmers for bleeding…
California's efforts to get residents and businesses to voluntarily use less water have not been enough in the face of a historic and ongoing drought. Now mandatory emergency rules that come with penalties have been enacted, requiring towns and cities…
The almond, America’s most popular nut and California's most lucrative agriculture export, is also a water guzzler. It takes approximately a gallon of water to grow a single almond. While prices are at record highs due to global demand, the…
Could the technology used in Israel that successfully turned the country's water shortage into a surplus be implemented in California to ease the state's drought? KQED Public Media reporter Daniel Potter joins Alison Stewart via Skype from San Francisco to…
By Anna Sillers
The city of San Juan Capistrano, California, is using a tiered system to charge residents for water usage as a way of encouraging water conservation due to the state’s new water laws. But a state appeals court ruled that the…
By News Desk
California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered mandatory water restrictions on Wednesday to cut water usage by 25 percent across the state to deal with a years' long drought.
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