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Dropped emissions during COVID-19 lockdown will do 'nothing' for climate change

Aug 8, 2020 at 10:55pm, By Chelsea Gohd

Unless the world gets serious about reducing fossil fuels.

Scientists Say: Expect More Rainfall Variability for California

Aug 10, 2020 at 10:55pm

Berkeley Lab, Science Snapshots By Barbra Rodriguez

Tropical weather phenomenon likely to bring greater rainfall – and drought – by 2100

Re-Oaking North Bay: A strategy for restoring native oak ecosystems, focusing on Napa and Sonoma Valleys

Aug 1, 2020 at 10:45am

Napa County Resource Conservation District

Re-Oaking North Bay is an initiative to restore our native oak communities in places where they could once again thrive.

Groundwater Sustainability Moves from Planning to Implementation

Aug 10, 2020 at 3:20pm

Public Policy Institute of California, by LORI POTTINGER

The recent completion of groundwater sustainability plans for California’s most over-pumped basins was a major step toward bringing basins into long-term balance, as mandated by the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

New Study Says Forecasters Are Overestimating Future Demand For Water

Aug 11, 2020 at 3:05pm

KPBS, By Alison St John

A new report from the Pacific Institute suggests we have learned to conserve so well that water forecasters have radically overestimated the amount of water we will need in the future.

CNPS Fire Recovery Guide

Aug 5, 2020 at 10:35am

What should you do with your land after a wildfire?

Why Should Your Business Be Interested in Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds?

Aug 3, 2020 at 10:30am

By Carla Műller-Zantop (Danone S.A.), Michael Matosich (The Nature Conservancy), Kari Vigerstol (The Nature Conservancy), Naabia Ofosu-Amaah (The Nature Conservancy), and Gregg Brill (Pacific Institute and CEO Water Mandate)

As large users of natural resources, including water, the private sector has disproportionate impacts and dependencies on natural capital. All of these issues affect private sector bottom lines and long-term well-being.

Measuring, Monitoring, and Modeling Ecosystem Cycling

Aug 5, 2020 at 10:05am

EOS Science Updates, By Linnia R. Hawkins, Jitendra Kumar, Xiangzhong Luo, Debjani Sihi, and Sha Zhou

Scientists leverage long-term environmental measurements, emerging satellite observations, and recent modeling advances to examine changes in ecosystem carbon and water cycling.

Groundbreaking Research Into Working Landscapes

Aug 4, 2020 at 9:00pm

CA Ag Today

Protecting California rangeland provides $1 billion in ecosystem services annually, according to new study

Climate Change Could Lead To More Incidents Like The Oroville Dam Spillway Failures, Experts Warn

Aug 4, 2020 at 9:55am

Cap Radio, by Ezra David Romero

Nearly 200,000 people were evacuated when the spillways failed at Oroville Dam in 2017, a disaster that cost around a billion dollars to repair. Three years later scientists say events that partially led to the incident could become more frequent. It comes down to how and when snow and rain fall. 

Napa Valley Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) Update #2

Jul 30, 2020 at 8:35am

City of Napa Water Division

Local agencies’ DCP Task Force continues to analyze water supply and demand, assess vulnerability, factor in climate change as part of USBR grant-funded effort.

Visit the project webpage.

Applicants sought for Watershed Information and Conservation Council

Jul 22, 2020 at 5:30pm

County Executive Office

The Napa County Executive Officer announces two openings on the Watershed Information and Conservation Council of Napa County