California

Calif. Will Put Solar Panels Over Canals to Fight Two Disasters at Once

"A water and electric utility in central California will install a first-of-its-kind network of solar panels on water canals. Turlock Irrigation District (TID) has secured a $20 million grant from the state to pursue the first-in-the-nation project, which could serve a beneficial double whammy: create renewable energy and save some water in the process."

Source: Earther, 02/17/2022

Calif. Board Says Oil Wastewater Is Safe for Irrigation; Experts Doubt It

"Studies in Kern County, performed by oil industry consultants, cannot answer fundamental safety questions about irrigating crops with “produced water,” the board’s own panel of experts concedes."

Source: Inside Climate News, 02/07/2022

"‘Reduced Risk’ Pesticides Are Widespread in California Streams"

"A new generation of pesticides promoted as safe alternatives to compounds shown to endanger the environment and public health are turning up in California streams at toxic levels, researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey report."

Source: Inside Climate News, 02/01/2022

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