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Record Drought Saps California Honey Production

California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

08/21/2014

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California’s Salmon, Steelhead Get Help

State and federal wildlife officials have unveiled ambitious plans aimed at helping endangered salmon and steelhead thrive again in Central California rivers.

07/23/2014

List of rural water systems with less than 2 months supply falls from 17 to 3. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Getting Answers: How Is Water Bought And Sold In California?

Throughout California’s desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.

07/01/2014

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Study Finds Blackbird Decline In California

A blackbird species found mostly in the Central Valley of California has experienced a major decline in its population over the past several years due in part to farming practices, researchers say.

06/19/2014

A variety of confiscated crystal meth equipment. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Meth Pours Into Central California As Liquid

In methamphetamine’s seedy underworld, traffickers are disguising the drug as a liquid to smuggle it into the United States from Mexico.

06/14/2014

California's drought will cost the state's agricultural economy an estimated $1.7 billion this year and leave about 14,500 farmworkers without jobs, according to a new report. (Getty Images)

UC Davis Study: Drought Will Deal $2 Billion Blow To California Agriculture

Report says California’s drought will cost the state’s agricultural economy an estimated $1.7 billion this year and leave about 14,500 farmworkers without jobs.

05/19/2014

A view of central California from an Osprey aircraft February 14, 2014 in Fresno, California. US President Barack Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Central Valley Cities Dominate Dirty-Air Rankings

Cities in California’s Central Valley dominate the American Lung Association’s annual rankings of the nation’s worst air pollution, though traditional dirty-air leader Los Angeles still tops key categories.

04/30/2014

A House panel will ask farmers and community leaders for input into relieving the state's drought. (Getty Images)

California Hosting Congressional Hearing On Drought

House committee will hear from farmers, communities leaders and state officials.

03/19/2014

Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta (credit: California Department of Water Resources)

State Water Officials Unveil $24.7B Plan To Restore Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

California Water officials on Monday released a draft of a $24.7 billion plan to restore the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, in part by building two 30-mile underground tunnels to ensure stable water delivery to millions of Californians.

12/09/2013

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More Freezing Temperatures Will Likely Damage Calif. Oranges

California citrus growers say six nights of freezing temperatures will likely damage this year’s orange crop but no disruption is expected to supplies.

12/09/2013

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California Water Regulators Adopt Groundwater Cleanup Plan For Farmers

The order, adopted by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board on Thursday, affects about 10,700 growers in the Tulare Lake basin – including parts of Fresno, Tulare, Kings and Kern counties – who farm on about 3 million acres of irrigated farmland.

09/22/2013

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Calif. Raisin Farmers Getting A New Day In Court

The Supreme Court is giving California raisin producers a new day in court to object to a government program that aims to stabilize prices by regulating the market.

06/10/2013

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