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CALIFORNIA COASTKEEPER ALLIANCE LAWSUIT CHALLENGES THE COUNTY OF SONOMA TO PROTECT PUBLIC TRUST RESOURCES

As well companies are on overtime to dig new wells for wine and residents truck in water…..“California Coastkeeper Alliance’s lawsuit aims to protect Russian River public trust resources by requiring the County of Sonoma to comply with its nondiscretionary duties as an administrator of the public trust when issuing new water well construction permits for …

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Almost a third of world’s tree species face extinction: Report | Climate Change News | Al Jazeera

Almost a third of world’s tree species face extinction: Report | Climate Change News | Al Jazeera Conservation group says the number of threatened tree species is double the number of threatened mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles combined. General view of a tract of the Amazon jungle which burns as it is cleared by loggers …

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THIS JUST IN … CALIFORNIA COASTKEEPER ALLIANCE LAWSUIT CHALLENGES THE COUNTY OF SONOMA TO PROTECT PUBLIC TRUST RESOURCES

As well companies are on overtime to dig new wells for wine and residents truck in water…..“California Coastkeeper Alliance’s lawsuit aims to protect Russian River public trust resources by requiring the County of Sonoma to comply with its nondiscretionary duties as an administrator of the public trust when issuing new water well construction permits for …

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Russian Riverkeepers: Uncharted Waters for the River This Summer

DITCH YOUR LAWNS! Vineyards are bad neighbors… Russian Riverkeepers: Uncharted Waters for the River This Summer This past Sunday, while out on the River, we observed the clearest waters we can remember seeing in over 50 years. With 25+ feet of visibility, we could see the bottom of some of the deepest pools—from Geyserville to …

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Will Bucklin at his dry-farmed vineyard Old Hill Ranch in Sonoma Valley. Photograph: Charlotte Simmonds for the Guardian

When in Drought, California Dry-farming by The Guardian

  When in Drought, California Dry-farming by The Guardian Dry farming forgoes modern irrigation and, farmers say, produces much tastier crops. In a drought-stricken state, should others follow suit? Wine grapes were not watered in Sonoma and Napa before the 1970’s. Corporate wine moved in after that and water use became the norm. Grape growers …

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