Last Tuesday, the Humboldt County Courthouse in Eureka, California was swarming with potheads. A pro-cannabis rally had been organized by State Assemblyman Jim Wood, who knows how to grab headlines: In July, Wood walked onto the State Capitol floor carrying a live marijuana plant and asked his colleagues to regulate the heck out of it.
A comprehensive suite of marijuana regulations were passed by California Governor Jerry Brown yesterday, creating much-needed government oversight over the stateâs billion-dollar industry. The bill specifically addresses the environmental impact of growing marijuana, including water use during the drought.
Comments Off on California’s Sweeping New Marijuana Industry Laws Are a Win For the Environment
Weâve reached the point of no return.
Comments Off on NASA Climatologist: Godzilla El Niño Is “Too Big to Fail”
The largest lake in California is slowly fading away, and thatâs bad news for local residents. As the Salton Seaâs water sources dwindle, southern Californians are bracing themselves for toxic dust storms, noxious smellsâand disease.
Comments Off on Before-and-After Pics of California’s Shrinking Salton Sea Shows a Catastrophe in the Making
We have seen the future, and itâs a giant pile of dirty paper plates, accompanied by a single saved spork.
Comments Off on California City Has a Drought Solution: Everyone Just Be Cool and Use Paper Plates, Okay?
Imagine the Central Valley of California not as a patchwork of drought-vulnerable crops but as a network of farms that use almost no water. Not only that, these farms can also filter existing water while providing acres of food for Californians. Imagine that thirsty alfalfa no longer reigns: Cactus is king.
Comments Off on A Not-So-Fantastical Plan To Save California From Drought With Cacti
Itâs the drought but itâs not just the drought: California is currently facing unprecedented environmental challenges. It might not seem like they have a lot in common, but Saudi Arabia can teach California how to deal with its current water, energy, and transportation crises. Because, in a way, looking at Saudi Arabia is like looking into Californiaâs future.
Comments Off on 3 Ways That California Needs to Learn From Saudi Arabia Before It’s Too Late
Unless you live in California, it can be difficult to imagine just how dramatic the effects of the drought have been. Recent reports are calling this the worst drought in 500 years, andÂ the implications reach much further than simply forcing Californians to limit the amount of water they use to keep their lawns green.
Comments Off on Terrifying video shows what it would be like to drive through a wildfire
After four years of drought, Californiaâs snowpack levels have already been declared the lowest
Comments Off on California’s Drought Is Officially The Worst the State Has Seen in 500 Years
The devastating result of several years of drought and a recent heatwave, Californiaâs fastest-burning wildfires in decades have destroyed over a hundred homes and forced thousands of residents to flee over the weekend.
Comments Off on 16 Scary Photos of California’s Wildfires