The House Natural Resources Committee voted to approve four bills that would bring about changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Governor Brown issued an executive order to strengthen the state’s ability to manage water and habitat effectively in drought conditions and called on all Californians to redouble their efforts to conserve water.
Legislation aimed at achieving sustainable management of the state’s groundwater basins was recently passed by the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee.
The California Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife held a hearing on May 17 in Modesto to discuss the need for the 2014 Water Bond.
Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill due to modifications to the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan Programs.
Two state agencies announced actions to advance the California High Speed Rail Authority's efforts to begin construction in the central San Joaquin Valley.
The US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the 'biological opinion' issued in 2008 to protect the smelt from being killed by the state and federal irrigation systems' pumps will stand without alteration.
Legislation that would authorize a feasibility study and construction of the Sites Reservoir in Colusa County was introduced by Reps. John Garamendi, D-3, and Doug LaMalfa, R-1.
State Senator Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa, introduced SB 1381, a bill requiring all foods containing genetically modified organisms be labeled in California.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with regulations that would protect farmworkers from pesticides.