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Fresno, Calif.
Natural Resources Writer — Fresno Bee
As seen in:  Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee

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

San Joaquin Valley air turns unhealthy Wednesday

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.
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Nov 21, 2014

This is what I call a summit weather hut: 14,245', highest in U.S. #cawx on.fb.me/1vx4IHB

Nov 21, 2014

Sunshine on the ocean at Avila Beach. Wish I hadn't clicked on this ... bit.ly/KTuf2w

Nov 21, 2014

@DianaMarcum another good reason to go. It really looks like fall up there right now: bit.ly/1z3WlAJ

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