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February 26, 2014
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NASA Responds to California’s Evolving Drought

NASA is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and monitor the state’s water resources and respond to its ongoing drought. NASA scientists, DWR water managers, university … Continue reading

July 27, 2013
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Pesticide Accumulation in Sierra Nevada Frogs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A study on frogs in remote Sierra Nevada mountain habitats including Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoia National Monument, detected concentrations of pesticides in frog tissue that potentially came from California’s Central Valley sources.  “Our results show … Continue reading

June 28, 2013
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More Fresh Air in Classrooms Means Fewer Absences

Berkeley Lab study finds correlation between higher illness absences and lower ventilation rates in California elementary schools. If you suspect that opening windows to let in fresh air might be good for you, a new study by scientists at Lawrence … Continue reading

January 11, 2013
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Pesticides and Parkinson’s: UCLA Researchers Uncover Further Proof of a Link

Study suggests potential new target in fight against debilitating disease For several years, neurologists at UCLA have been building a case that a link exists between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease. To date, paraquat, maneb and ziram — common chemicals sprayed … Continue reading

June 16, 2012
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Measuring the “Other” Greenhouse Gases: Higher Than Expected Levels of Methane in California

Berkeley Lab scientists develop new method for evaluating short-lived pollutants. New research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that levels of methane—a potent greenhouse gas emitted from many man-made sources, such as coal mines, landfills and livestock … Continue reading

May 31, 2012
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Groundwater Depletion in Semiarid Regions of Texas and California Threatens U.S. Food Security

AUSTIN, Texas — The nation’s food supply may be vulnerable to rapid groundwater depletion from irrigated agriculture, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere. The study, which appears in the journal … Continue reading