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Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Sacramento (Calif)

Parched California Misses a Chance to Store More Rain Underground

Torrential rains could have helped to replenish depleted aquifers, but some say state bureaucracy, designed to distribute water fairly, has stood in the way. It sounds like an obvious fix for California’s whipsawing cycles of deluge and drought: Capture the…

Wild Weather Swings Are Robbing California of Its Trees

At Sacramento City College, a downed cedar, huge and fragrant, blocked the entrance to campus. In a manicured neighborhood near the American River, Marco Leyva, a local landscaper, scrambled to retrieve fallen tree limbs, his truck piled high with redwood,…

Floods Show California’s Climate Dilemma

Beth Salyers, the deputy district engineer for the Corps’ Sacramento District, which includes much of the central and northern part of the state, said her agency was increasingly embracing what she called “engineering with nature.” “As we do our flood…

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