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Fresno, Calif.
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Fresno science and environment journalist telling the story of the San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada. Email: mgrossi7@gmail.com

Earth Log: After 40 years of journalism, an October sunset

fresnobee.com — Thirty-seven years ago, I wrote my first story about the environment on a thoroughly modern electric typewriter. The story was about this idea to build the "Peripheral Canal," but this column is is not about that idea. This is me looking back as I approach a very personal sunset this week.
Oct 20, 2015

I'm watching an October sunset on a 40-year news career -- Friday is my last day bit.ly/1GRuGXp pic.twitter.com/skLSz9TA3n

Oct 20, 2015

SAY IT AIN'T SO! Mark Grossi @markgrossi pens his final Earth Log column for The Bee (*sniff*) fresnobee.com/news/local/new…

Oct 20, 2015

RT @TimSheehanNews: SAY IT AIN'T SO! Mark Grossi @markgrossi pens his final Earth Log column for The Bee (*sniff*) fresnobee.com/news/local/new…

Oct 20, 2015

RT @bonhialee: The Bee's Mark Grossi says goodbye. He's leaving us after 29 years. Read his last column. fresnobee.com/news/local/new… pic.twitter.com/w88mn9HKUs

Oct 21, 2015

RT @markgrossi: I'm watching an October sunset on a 40-year news career -- Friday is my last day bit.ly/1GRuGXp pic.twitter.com/skLSz9TA3n

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Kidney stone of a summer, but it has passed

fresnobee.com — It was a long, strange summer in the most-brutal of the four drought years. In early October, it's a good time to look back briefly, but only if you also try to look forward. The dry time broke a 90-year record for lowest flow in the Kings River.
Oct 02, 2015

California's kidney stone of a summer -- at least it has passed: bit.ly/1GpgWmE #cawater #cadrought

Valley will struggle with tough, new air standard

fresnobee.com — Federal leaders on Thursday announced their most-protective national ozone standard, saying California alone would save up to $2.1 billion annually in health care after 2025. But the San Joaquin Valley, which hasn't yet achieved the older eight-hour ozone standard, will struggle to meet this one in the 2030s, a local air-quality leader said.
Oct 01, 2015

New ozone standard, familiar story in the San Joaquin Valley: a long haul to comply bit.ly/1L7JqGT pic.twitter.com/z7VKfjyU89

Oct 01, 2015

RT @markgrossi: New ozone standard, familiar story in the San Joaquin Valley: a long haul to comply bit.ly/1L7JqGT pic.twitter.com/z7VKfjyU89

Oct 01, 2015

RT @markgrossi: New ozone standard, familiar story in the San Joaquin Valley: a long haul to comply bit.ly/1L7JqGT pic.twitter.com/z7VKfjyU89

Yosemite is third-oldest national park, but parks idea was born there

fresnobee.com — Yosemite on Thursday is celebrating its 125th anniversary a week later than Sequoia and 18 years behind Yellowstone. And Yosemite was actually tied for third on Oct. 1, 1890, when it was officially established. The General Grant National Park, which would be part of Kings Canyon National Park 50 years later, sprang from the same legislation as Yosemite.
Sep 29, 2015

Bragging rights: Sequoia is a week older than #Yosemite, but Yosemite had the jump bit.ly/1FAMfQF

Sep 29, 2015

RT @markgrossi: Bragging rights: Sequoia is a week older than #Yosemite, but Yosemite had the jump bit.ly/1FAMfQF

Westlands Water District’s drainage cleanup time may have come

fresnobee.com — Fifteen years ago, a court ordered federal officials to get rid of potentially poisonous irrigation drainage trapped below vast Westlands Water District farms - "without delay." The drainage timeline actually started decades before the court order, but it might yet prove to be an advantage.
Sep 28, 2015

Fresno Bee: Why Westlands has high hopes in drainage cleanup -- enviros see ripoff bit.ly/1FwqG3q #cawater

Sep 28, 2015

RT @markgrossi: Fresno Bee: Why Westlands has high hopes in drainage cleanup -- enviros see ripoff bit.ly/1FwqG3q #cawater

Air-quality scientist David Lighthall, 61, dies

fresnobee.com — Scientist David Lighthall investigated damaging effects of wood smoke on humans and detailed health risks among farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley. He was known among researchers, air quality leaders and the medical community for his curiosity and gentle spirit. Mr. Lighthall, 61, died this week of cancer.
Sep 25, 2015

Earth Log: Air-quality scientist David Lighthall, 61, dies | Fresno Bee bit.ly/1LSuita

From ashes of Rough fire, what’s the real problem here?

fresnobee.com — Our story Sunday about the 142,000-acre Rough fire touched a few nerves as it described seven weeks of burning, smoke, evacuations, expense and high anxiety. The fire is not a big threat now, though it will likely burn until snow flies in the Sierra. Now people are beginning to ask tougher questions.

Next drought nightmare: The fire that wouldn’t die

fresnobee.com — Firefighting commander Rocky Opliger can dial directly into the Rough fire on his iPhone 6s to track his location via satellite as he walks the perimeter for a detailed look. He can stream live video feeds from helicopters and aircraft - in 3-D. From any angle, this monster wildfire east of Fresno is a zombie.
Sep 20, 2015

Why did the #roughfire tun into a zombie that refused to die in the southern Sierra? bit.ly/1OIsecA

Sep 20, 2015

This is how #Roughfire became state's largest and could burn until the snow flies: fresnobee.com/news/local/art…

Sep 20, 2015

Firefighters say they didn't allow #Roughfire to burn to reduce vegetation but suppressed it from the start: fresnobee.com/news/local/art…

Sep 20, 2015

RT @FresnoBee: Go inside the fire that wouldn't die with Mark Grossi and Eric Paul Zamora. fresnobee.com/news/local/art… pic.twitter.com/CM5q5WhPEM

Sep 20, 2015

Fire experts explain why #RoughFire was so difficult to suppress, reject criticism they let it burn at start: bit.ly/1WcuOJW

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Whiff of ‘wet ash’ - rain helps end soot siege

fresnobee.com — After the spritzing of rain Monday, Fresnan Tom Bohigian said on Facebook that it smelled like "wet ash" downtown. It really did. The rain dampened the soot mess from the Rough fire, which at times last week made the San Joaquin Valley look like another planet.
Sep 15, 2015

Earth Log: Whiff of ‘wet ash’ – rain helps end soot siege | Fresno Bee bit.ly/1LeRrdp #roughfire

Sep 15, 2015

RT @RoryDoesPhonics: Want to see just how bad the air REALLY was? Check this out: Whiff of ‘wet ash’ – rain helps end soot siege fresnobee.com/news/local/new…

Sep 16, 2015

Orange sunrises, soot clouds at noon are gone, but how bad did they get last week? bit.ly/1LeRrdp

El Niño stays warm, boosting hopes for wet California winter

fresnobee.com — The Pacific Ocean along the equator stands a 95 percent chance of staying warm through winter and possibly influencing storms to hit drought-damaged California, federal officials said Thursday at an increasingly popular monthly update on El Niño.
Sep 11, 2015

Monthly El Niño update/media feeding frenzy warming up ... so is the Pacific | Fresno Bee bit.ly/1MgPzlR #cawater

Jan 21, 2016

1998 monster El Niño brought a flood that swallowed a town in Tulare County. It happened in early February. bit.ly/1MgPzlR

Jan 21, 2016

RT @markgrossi: 1998 monster El Niño brought a flood that swallowed a town in Tulare County. It happened in early February. bit.ly/1MgPzlR

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Feb 11, 2016

This is #TBT in downtown Fresno ... all my Fresno Bee pals know this spot well on.fb.me/1Wgs0KY pic.twitter.com/P8XeVyVE9l

Feb 11, 2016

90s in February? This is not what California was expecting from a ‘super El Niño’ - The Washington Post wapo.st/1WgpdBq

Feb 10, 2016

Just in, Feinstein's revised California drought bill aims at delta pumping, disadvantaged residents bit.ly/1QVSS1j

Feb 10, 2016

State announces workshop in Sacramento next month on proposed ag water discharge order: bit.ly/1O33Dul

Feb 10, 2016

McClatchy up 3.6% on Q4 revenue beat ... listening to call on earnings bit.ly/20oPlLD

Feb 09, 2016

Another drought cost for California: $2 billion due to lost hydroelectric production bit.ly/1PjfxEk @PacificInstitut

Feb 09, 2016

Ready for Temperance Flat Dam? The discussion heats up again: bit.ly/1TQlImB

Feb 09, 2016

Trees are blossoming in Fresno, 75 expected Thursday ... snowpack melting down to average: 1.usa.gov/A5Vqqp

Feb 06, 2016

Farm revolution: Cover crops aren't just a quaint past practice now nyti.ms/1og3rDj

Feb 06, 2016

Scientists studying heart of El Nino -- a shimmering gumbo cooking in Pacific nyti.ms/1T50LF9


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