Posted by Mark Grossi on April 11, 2014
A half dozen representatives of government agencies gathered this week and touted California's newly minted "Drought Operations Plan" to survive the rest of this year on very little water and prepare for 2015.
But it all sounds very familiar.
The state is still in drought survival mode, focused on human health and protection of water quality and the ecosystem. Authorities continue trying to spread the remaining water wisely and fairly.
Posted by Mark Grossi on April 10, 2014
Flowers are blooming, temperatures are spiking and ozone is returning in the San Joaquin Valley -- which breached the ozone threshold more than any other place in America last year.
Posted by Mark Grossi on April 7, 2014
Roderick Nash, considered America's foremost wilderness historian, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Skylight Room at Fresno City College. And it may be worth your time to hear him.
Posted by Mark Grossi on March 31, 2014
Cal Fire is adding staff this week to get ready for the wildfire season -- which, by the way, has been going strong since January. It's another indication of how dry California is this year.
Posted on March 28, 2014
The wood-burning season has passed, but the buzz about this practice will linger long into summer. And you really don't want to miss this one.
Posted by Mark Grossi on March 24, 2014
San Joaquin Valley water rallies this year happen just before the state makes key announcements. Another rally is scheduled Wednesday in Tulare, but the next move may be up to nature.