Sacramento City Unified School District students are learning how to utilize aquaponics to produce plants, fruit and vegetables in an urban garden at Luther Burbank High School as a component of the Summer of Service program.

Preventing future water shortages will require a three-pronged approach that includes investment in infrastructure; improving the balance between north state and south state needs; and addressing the projected effects of climate change.
A magnitude-3.2 earthquake shook the Napa region early Sunday, the latest and largest in a string of aftershocks that followed the 6.0 temblor that rocked the region on Aug. 24.
Death Valley Sailing Rocks
For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
Gov. Jerry Brown has asked all Californians to cut their water use 20 percent during the drought. But residents consume vastly different quantities of water, which means conservation will be easier for some than for others. Experts say water consumption comes down to three main factors: local climate, household size and income level.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned that the Delta water tunnel project could violate the Clean Water Act and may increase harm to endangered fish, according to a formal comment letter released by the agency Thursday.
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Sacramento leaders will send a letter to Benicia today formally challenging the Bay Area city to do a better job of studying trian derailment risks before it approves an oil company’s plans to ship crude oil on daily trains through Sacramento-area downtowns to a Benicia refinery.
The state's proposal to build two giant water diversion tunnels in the Delta will be delayed for months because parts of the environmental document need rewriting, officials announced Wednesday.

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