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Happy vernal equinox!

Today marks the first day of astronomical spring (remember, meteorological spring started on March 1).  This is the vernal equinox, when the Northern Hemisphere starts to tilt towards the sun instead of away, and days become longer and the sun higher in the sky.  You can read all about it…
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Overpumping in California’s Central Valley could remove 1 million acres from production

The Los Angeles Times ran an article today describing the impacts of groundwater pumping on agriculture in California’s Central Valley (link).  High rates of groundwater use have caused ground levels to subside by as much as a foot a year, and have also lowered water tables, forcing farmers to pay…
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