No, the state does not really have plenty of water.
The announcement prompted the California State Water Resources Control Board to postpone its vote on a proposal restricting agricultural water use in the Delta.
The urban heat island effect is indeed very strong.
Toxic chemicals are sweeping across our nation's most important agricultural region and officials are using time-tested tactics not to find solutions, but to make the problem seem small and localized.
In a state with agricultural export revenue totaling more than $18 billion annually, the Central Valley’s approximately 700,000 farm workers don’t earn enough to feed themselves properly.
A decade ago, people started panicking about the collapse of the honeybee population and the crash of our food supply. But today there are more honeybees than there were then. We have engineered our way to a frenzied and precarious new normal.