A landmark analysis of California water systems is being undertaken by the University of California, Los Angeles, Luskin Center for Innovation. Scholars and civil leaders have secured a $3 million contract with the California State Water Resources Board for the study.
In Mendocino, California, a group of Indigenous people from the Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo Tribes are defying a bevy of state and local laws. Intended to crack down on poachers who over-harvest local sea resources, the laws also criminalize Native traditions of sustainable harvesting, which stretch back hundreds of years.
Self-Help Enterprises hosted a ribbon cutting for the Stan Keasling Community Center on Friday in Oildale. The center, named for Rural Community Assistance Corporation’s (RCAC) Chief Executive Officer Stan Keasling, will provide resources for North Park Apartment residents.
Butte County – and specifically the Paradise community, where wildfires last year killed more than 80 residents – has received more than $3 million in federal funding to help improve and rebuild sewage and wastewater facilities.
After the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, last year, scientists found that burned plastics in some water lines had released high levels of cancer-causing benzenes. Those toxic agents are still in Paradise’s water, they now say.