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Delaying vote on California's Delta Tunnels gives estuary hope

The $25 billion California Water Fix proposes to construct several massive underground tunnels that will update California's water infrastructure by diverting more water, making the delivery more reliable and improving environmental...

source: By Megan Martens
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The complex Serengeti ecosystem, which spans 12,000 square miles extending from northern Tanzania into southwestern Kenya, is home to millions of animals, including 70 species of large mammals. It is a hotspot for mammal diversity....

source: Northern Arizona University via Phys.org

The modern medical era began when an absent-minded British scientist named Alexander Fleming returned from vacation to find that one of the petri dishes he forgot to put away was covered in a bacteria-killing mold. He had discovered penicillin, the world's first antibiotic....

source: The Washington Post

As California suffers through another dry winter, increasing fears that drought conditions may be returning, the state's residents are dropping conservation habits that were developed during the last drought and steadily increasing...

source: The Mercury News

Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are starting to shape the 2018 farm bill — a comprehensive food and agriculture bill passed about every five years. Most observers associate the farm bill with food policy,...

source: The Conversation

A new study of the impact of fertilizer on Lake Erie shows efforts to cut back on the level of phosphorous leaching into the water have been slightly successful, but scientists say further study is needed to understand how new...

source: CBC News

U.S. House Agriculture Committee members Cheri Bustos (D-Illinois 17th District) and Mike Bost (R-Illinois 12th District) have introduced Farm Bureau-initiated legislation creating a new conservation assistance loan (CAL) program for corn, soybean and wheat producers that...

source: The Dispatch-Argus


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