Brian B. Tierney

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Nevada to power data center with solar and geothermal

News<p>Nevada to power data center with solar and geothermal<p>Steamboat Springs plant of Ormat, Nevada (source: Commons/ Wikimedia)<p>The servers from Switch …

The Internet Versus The Great California Drought

Richard Martinez keeps a close eye on his soil. The manager of organic production at Deardorff Family Farms in Oxnard, Calif. used to walk his celery fields, grabbing fistfuls of dirt and rubbing them between his palms to tell if the earth was moist enough. Now he just takes out his iPhone. With a …

Conservatives Blame Everything But Climate Change for Drought

As California’s drought stretches into its fourth year, the right’s finger-pointing has taken a ridiculous turn. Conservatives have placed most of …

Environmentalism

In California, water conservation isn't enough

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced this month that he has cut back on drinking water and bathing. Brown's personal efforts at water conversation …

House Republicans revive California water wish list | McClatchy Washington Bureau

House Republicans are swinging for the fences with an ambitious new, but familiar, California water bill introduced Thursday.<p>After whiffing last …

Republicans

California Drought Leads To Inventive Water Conservation Methods In Long Beach

The drought in California has reached a near-Tatooine level of dryness, and the state is looking for any way to conserve what's left of its water supply. To that end, officials in Long Beach have gotten creative about tracking down those who don't comply.<p>As Long Beach Water Department director of …

California Farmers May Defy Notice to Stop Irrigating

Farmers in at least two California irrigation districts are considering whether to ignore a letter from the state calling for historic cuts in water …

Fortune.com

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California wildfire rages as firefighters scramble for water amid record drought

A week-old wildfire in southern California picked up steam late on Thursday and early Friday as firefighters in the drought-stricken state struggled to find enough water to contain the blaze.<p>The fire has so far consumed about 40 square miles of the San Bernardino mountains, about 90 miles east of …

California looks to South Australia as it battles own 'millennium' drought

"Never waste a good crisis" was, reportedly, one of Winston Churchill's favourite political rules.<p>Professor Thad Kousser, a political scientist …

Here’s why California’s drought will hurt you

Slide 1 of 14<p>As California enters its fourth year of severe drought and the state’s snowpack is at record lows, California Gov. Jerry Brown has …

Water

California's Drought and Livestock

Drought<br>(Image by Bert Kaufmann) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>br /><p>It was hotter in the city than in the suburb - 90 degrees F. This was …

Historic drought sprouts success for Napa vineyards

In Napa Valley, home to some of California's prized vineyards, the vines are looking healthy, despite the state's historic drought, reports CBS News …

California drought: lawns are unsustainable, but hold the concrete

<b>To the editor:</b> While I am delighted that the homeowner profiled in this article ("Water one-percenters get a nudge," June 26) has learned that his 7,000-square-foot lawn is not sustainable in this drought, I am saddened that he is planning to replace 5,000 square feet of it with artificial turf and …

Californians Struggle for 'Normal Life', Without Water

<b>Los Angeles:</b> A washing machine stands in the middle of Maria Jimenez's California yard, like a redundant relic of modern life. Nearby are several …

Snorkeling

California drought: State's water restrictions face court tests

Four lawsuits over restrictions for 'senior' water users in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River watersheds, as well as a lawsuit by the city of …

Water

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 …

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

Government-Subsidised Cotton Farms Are Sucking The Colorado River Dry

Not too many drought stories have focused on cotton. As one of the thirstiest crops, it was long abandoned by many farmers in the regions hardest hit …

Colorado cuts into use-or-lose system that caused water waste

Colorado water rights owners are forging a way out of the state’s ingrained “Use It Or Lose It” rule that penalizes those who divert less than their …

Colorado River

WATER WOES – ARIZONA, LAKE POWELL, NAVAJO NATION, COLORADO RIVER

This power plant slurps up water for Arizona — and burns 15 tons of coal a minute<p><i>This story was produced through a collaboration between ProPublica</i> …

Water

When we give more water to those who got there first, we divorce water rights from needs<p>As water shortages grip California and the seven state Colorado River basin, many users feel no pain, while some face a complete curtailment. That’s because the water management system is not designed to be …

China Plans to Build a Solar Power Station in Space

<b>Beijing:</b> China plans to build a huge solar power station 36,000 kilometres above the ground in an attempt to battle smog, cut greenhouse gases and …

Rosetta mission lander detects organic molecules on surface of comet

The Philae lander has found organic molecules – which are essential for life – on the surface of the comet where it touched down last week.<p>The spacecraft managed to beam back evidence of the carbon and hydrogen–containing chemicals shortly before it entered hibernation mode to conserve falling …

Crowdfunded lunar mission will put donors’ hair on the moon

A crowdfunded moon lander that will drill deep into the lunar surface to study rocks that formed soon after the birth of the solar system has been announced by a British organisation.<p>Lunar Mission One aims to transform how space exploration is done by covering the costs of expeditions with millions …

Stress reaction may be in your dad's DNA, study finds

Stress in this generation could mean resilience in the next, a new study suggests.<p>Male mice subjected to unpredictable stressors produced offspring that showed more flexible coping strategies when under stress, according to a study published online Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.<p>The …

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People

New technologies offer a window into how the brain creates movement.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C.—Experimental wheelchairs and exoskeletons controlled by thought alone offer surprising insights into the brain, neuroscientists reported on Monday.<p>Best known for his experimental exoskeleton that helped a paralyzed …

Paramecia need Newton for navigation

While single-celled paramecia have the ability to respond to certain external stimuli, they appear not to use that sensory system for simple …