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Fresno, Calif.
Natural Resources Writer — Fresno Bee
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Fresno Bee writer, science and environment. Read my latest project Living in a Toxic Land: http://t.co/mOeGuwh00v Email: mgrossi@fresnobee.com

Valley growers take fight against water cutbacks to Supreme Court

Smoke from Sacramento-area fire blows into Fresno County

Tougher San Joaquin Valley wood-burning rules begin in 6 weeks

Talk of an El Niño year cools, but don’t despair yet about winter

mercedsunstar.com — Ignore El Niño if you can. With the media attention, it's not easy to look away from this rock star of California weather. El Niño, a sprawling blob of warm water in the Pacific Ocean, appeared in spring, raising the chances of a gully-washing winter.

El Niño cools, but don’t despair yet about winter

fresnobee.com — Ignore El Niño if you can. With the media attention, it's not easy to look away from this rock star of California weather. El Niño, a sprawling blob of warm water in the Pacific Ocean, appeared in spring, raising the chances of a gully-washing winter.

Appeals court rejects permit for Avenal plant

fresnobee.com — Based on air-quality concerns, an appeals court in San Francisco Tuesday rejected a federal permit for a natural gas power plant in the Kings County city of Avenal. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Avenal Energy Project, which applied for the permit in 2008, needs to comply with the latest air-quality standards.

Fresno's watering rules catch a new culprit: The city itself

fresnobee.com — With tighter watering rules this month, Fresno has been flooded with tattle-tale calls, including those who accuse the city of not following its own rules. On Tuesday, resident Maria Dominguez said she got no satisfaction after her third call to officials about the city watering a street median at midmorning, which is a watering no-no.

Scientists on west side of Valley making more water from tainted farm drainage

fresnobee.com — People in pickups cruise through the quiet flatlands around here almost oblivious to a $22 million roadside experiment that turns dirty water into a chance for survival for west San Joaquin Valley farming. Inside a buzzing complex, Jeff Moore talks of membranes and clarifiers as he explains the process of scavenging salt, boron and the infamous natural trace element called selenium.

New report warns: No groundwater refills after underground layers collapse

fresnobee.com — Farm water pumping in this dramatic drought is causing the west San Joaquin Valley floor to sink, but forget about refilling those underground spaces when wet years return. There is no going back after a clay-laced underground collapses, says a new report warning California of irreparable harm from excessive pumping.

West-side San Joaquin Valley water calamity may be unfolding

fresnobee.com — After the water table below Stratford dropped an astounding 100 feet in the past two years, it set off a slow-motion collapse of the ground underfoot, crushing part of a town well. Repairs were made quickly, but the crumpled well holds significance beyond this Kings County town of 1,200.
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Oct 23, 2014

Oops. Historic Victory Cafe sign accidentally painted over in #Fresno: bit.ly/1wnqNWE

Oct 23, 2014

Fire reported in top of giant #sequoia within Sequoia National Forest bit.ly/1tP7mYV

Oct 23, 2014

#Clovis led San Joaquin Valley in exceeding #ozone standard -- and it was 3rd-worst in nation bit.ly/1oyYNPK

Oct 23, 2014

Watch this afternoon's solar eclipse at Fresno State planetarium -- 2 bucks for a peek bit.ly/1zmGNwE

Oct 23, 2014

#Bakersfield could not burn wood in fireplaces Nov. 1 with the current PM-2.5 reading bit.ly/JsKR5W

Oct 23, 2014

This is what late October should look like (followed by a fierce blizzard for Thanksgiving) on.fb.me/1zmebn8

Oct 22, 2014

NY Times science: Genome of 45,000-year-old man reconstructed nyti.ms/12dUjUz

Oct 22, 2014

China Peak resort to hire 300 at job fair -- bring on the snow bit.ly/1rqpcKe #sierra

Oct 22, 2014

Whiplash moment: This is flood preparation week in California bit.ly/ZNNtDS #cawater #cawx

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