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One Almond equals 1.1 Gallons of Water

Almonds are yummy. Almonds have vitamins and stuff. Almonds are (horribly abused to be) made into almond milk.

But.

Almonds are actually kind of shitty for anything resembling sustainable agriculture. 288 more words

Economics

Santa Cruz Sets Up Water Conservation Classes To Let Residents Avoid Penalties

SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — Santa Cruz has set up something of a traffic school to help water wasters avoid penalties from the state during the severe drought. 91 more words

News

A water crisis must be met by proper pricing, says @ArizonaLaw professor

If there is a crisis in water supply in the West, perhaps a solution lies in the market.

Or, as Robert Glennon says, “Quite simply, we need to price water appropriately: people who use more should… 147 more words

Legal Events

Public Shaming for the Public Good Pt. 2

This article echos the discussion in a previous post about using peoples’ reputations to encourage or shame them into doing the right thing. This article mentions water use shaming in California. 68 more words

Improving Things

Risky Hydraulic Fracturing? Part 1 of a Two Part Fracturing Series

Co-Authored with Terry Anderson (Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and President of PERC)

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series on the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing and how policymakers can respond to them. 1,491 more words

California Policy

Agonizing H20 Part II

Water weights 8.33 to 8.34 depending on the source of water.  So for the sake of argument lets assume that average is 8.3 lb per gallon.   641 more words

Prep

Like IKEA, Just for a Rooftop Farm...

… is the new idea of the Swiss company Urban Farmers. All you need is an empty, flat rooftop of an industrial building, and you are in business – the company delivers all you need for a fully-fledged aquaponic farm. 249 more words

Agriculture