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Sunday, July 20, 2014

environmental news stories sunday

for those pesky little stories that weren't bandied about on the shouting head bobble shows this morning.

drought drying up small central valley farmers' future. this time of year, may vu's farm in sanger should be carpeted with blooming flowers and a bounty of vegetables. but a failing irrigation pump and a nearly empty well have dried up vu's farm and with it, her source of income - fresno bee

organic food’s dirty secret: what the “seductive” label fails to tell you. purchase produce emblazoned with the usda’s official organic seal, and you should be able to assume several things are true: your food will have been grown without the benefit of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, sewage sludge or irradiation, and it won’t contain genetically modified organisms - salon

california halts injection of fracking waste, warning it may be contaminating aquifers. california officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers - propublica

coffee insurance cuts bitterness of extreme weather for kenyan farmers. coffee, once a reliable cash crop in kenya, has been hard hit by the country's erratic weather patterns. some farmers have swapped to more climate-resistant crops; others struggle through, making barely enough to live on. - reuters

california drought will probably worsen this summer, expert says. california is probably headed into a deeper drought this summer, making it harder to escape in the future, an expert says - latte times

alabama, which has much at risk from climate change, argues it doesn't exist. alabama's political and economic leaders have long prided themselves on resisting ideas that come from outside the state, particularly if the ideas are the source material of new regulation by the federal government or directives from international bodies such as the United Nations - climatewire

california couple conserving water amid drought could face fine for brown lawn. a southern california couple who scaled back watering their lawn amid the state's drought received a warning from the suburb where they live that they might be fined for creating an eyesore - despite emergency statewide orders to conserve. - reuters

wine corks nose dive. a new genetic study of trees that produce high- and low-quality cork divulges some clues behind the recent decline in cork quality, hinting at a possible link to climate change - sciencenews

nestlé doesn’t want you to know how much water it’s bottling from the drought striken california desert - grist

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