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Amid drought, laws to track California’s biggest water users ignored

Water runs along a farm irrigation ditch in Richvale, Calif. Amid a drought, most agricultural water districts are ignoring laws to track their flow.Jae C. Hong/Associated Press The last time California endured a drought, legislators set their sights on the state’s heaviest water users: farmers. The state designed laws to push agricultural water districts to […]

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Treasure Island cleanup exposes Navy’s mishandling of its nuclear past

This story was also published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. SAN FRANCISCO – Halfway across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, an abrupt exit leads to Treasure Island, a seven-sided plain with spectacular views that inspire grandiose dreams. The Army Corps of Engineers created the island for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, encircling […]