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Coastal California Owes Much to its Famous Fog

Rolling coastal fog is part of the fabric of life near the Pacific Ocean.

These low, damp clouds cool the area, while supporting agriculture and wildlife. Researchers are now working on measuring the value of fog, even as climate change makes its future uncertain.  

 

Alicia Torregrosa, a physical scientist and fog researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey, recently discussed fog's ecological and economic importance in a talk title "The Value of Coastal Fog -- It's More Than Meets the Eye" at USGS headquarters. Watch the video online. 

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May 26

Expanding 'Motor Voter' Registrations

Voter turnout hit record lows in California last year. So new legislation in Sacramento aims to increase registration, as a first step toward greater electoral participation. 3:24 Original Source
May 25

State Builds Emergency Barrier To Protect Water Supplies

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May 25

Prepping for Fire Season With the Hot Shots

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May 24

California Republicans Change Tone On Immigration

Immigration debates in the California Legislature aren’t what they used to be.
May 21

Calculating Residential Water Changes

An easy-to-use computer modeling tool allows homeowners and others to calculate water use and installation costs for building, landscaping or remodeling projects.