Author: Jennifer Lance

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Nevada Cloud Seeding Program Avoids Budget Shutdown

Nevada is a very arid place that supports a fast growing population. For decades, the Desert Research Institute (DRI) has used remote snow generators to seed clouds in northeastern Nevada and the Tahoe region.  The program “is aimed at stimulating snowfall in selected mountainous regions of Nevada to increase the snowpack, resulting in more spring […]

October 19th

Voluntary Sustainable Seafood Labels Now Law in California

Consumers are often confused in choosing seafood has been caught sustainably, especially  in light of trusted grocers, such as Trader Joe’s, selling red listed seafood. California’s AB 1217 Ocean Protection Council: Sustainable Seafood will eliminate some of the confusion by requiring the Ocean Protection Council “to develop and implement a specified voluntary sustainable seafood promotion […]

October 14th

Flowing Water Returns to Dry San Joaquin River

The San Joaquin River is the second longest river in California; however, water diversion for irrigation and urban use has caused 64 miles of the river to run dry.  Dry riverbed will soon flow with water again, thanks to the Omnibus Public Lands Bill signed into law by President Obama on March 30, 2009.  Federal […]

October 5th

MRSA Bacteria Found at Puget Sound Public Beaches

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been scaring the public and health community due to its resistance to antibiotics and how it is easily spread in communities and health care facilities.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), MRSA is spreading: The estimated number of people developing a serious MRSA infection (i.e., invasive) in 2005 […]

September 25th

Clean Water Act Violations Rarely Prosecuted

In an extensive series on “toxic waters”, the New York Times has discovered that “more than 50 percent of regulated facilities violated the Clean Water Act (CWA), but enforcement actions against polluters were infrequent.” Hawaii has the greatest number of violators per 100 facilities; Nevada has the least.  Missouri is the state with the least […]

September 16th

Ecological Restoration: Climate Change Makes River Restoration Critical

A new peer-reviewed paper published in the September 2009 issue of Ecological Restoration concludes “climate change makes riparian restoration more important than ever.”  This logical conclusion is backed by research, and the authors make recommendations for practice implementation.  Once again, we are reminded of the far reaching ramifications of climate change and how we need […]

September 2nd