California Water and Drought News for April 29, 2016

Capitail Public Radio: Spring Storms Help Snowpack As California Drought Persists Sonoma Index-Tribune: California water board may issue revised water use policy Manteca Bulletin: Lathrop slashes water use in March by 30% Capital Press: Despite drought, California almond acreage rose 6 percent in 2015 KTLA: Water Wasters in L.A. Will Soon Face Heavier Fines, Audits Livermore Independent: Projection Says Valley Water […]

Transportation News for April 29, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Area transportation gridlock here to stay, most residents say  East Bay Times: Bay Area traffic ignites backlash against boom, new poll suggests OC Register: Board approves new high-speed rail plan

In Search of Mud to Save Francisco Bay

  Guest Blog In Search of Mud to Save San Francisco Bay To restore the region’s salt marshes, scientists and engineers need to get their hands on huge quantities of the messy stuff By Venkat Srinivasan on March 28, 2016    Along the San Francisco Bay, just beyond the din of gridlock, industry and residential lawn mowers, an […]

Newly Released Data and Products from NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management has released new data and products for Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW) and other socioeconomic related products. New Data 2013 U.S. Ocean and Great Lakes Economy (ENOW) 2013 ENOW for Self-employed Workers (ENOW-NES) 2013 Total Economy of Coastal Areas 2015 Critical Facilities for Coastal […]

Energy News for April 27, 2016

Morning Consult: Offshore Drilling Supporters: Don’t Hold Low Gas Prices Against Us The Wall Street Journal: S&P Strips Exxon of Triple-A Credit Rating The Houston Chronicle: In Senate Hearing, Experts Warn of Uncertainty Around Oil Prices Washington Examiner: GOP Takes Aim at Dems’ Proposed Fracking Ban The Washington Post: Six Years Later, We’re Still Learning How Badly the BP Spill […]

California Water and Drought News for April 27, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: East Bay water district will stop fining water guzzlers Sacramento Bee: Loretta Sanchez suggests relaxing species law to help California San Jose Mercury News: California drought: Plan to enlarge Los Vaqueros Reservoir gains… Desert Sun: California drought: Using fines to fuel conservation Las Vegas Review-Journal: States consider more cuts on Colorado River to prop […]

GOP Leader McCarthy Says Candidates Should Offer Drought Plan

GOP leader McCarthy says candidates should offer drought plan George Cahlink, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Republican presidential candidates looking to do well in the Golden State’s June primary should offer a plan for dealing with its ongoing and historic drought. “My best advice to everyone […]

Transportation News for April 27, 2016

San Francisco Chronicle: Uber may be liable for accidents, even if drivers are contractors East Bay Times: BART: Cause unclear for new car crash Mercury News: Editorial: California should encourage EV charging station competition Mercury News: Jeannie Bruins: VTA transit network needs to evolve

Instant Analysis of Today’s FOMC Statement for April 27, 2016

Instant Analysis of Today’s FOMC Statement – April 27, 2016   The FOMC held rates steady today, as expected, holding the Fed funds target rate at 0.25 to 0.50% The Fed still in wait and see mode in my view. The FOMC is holding its future interest rate hike intentions and timing close to its […]

Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for April 26, 2016

FORWARD SIGN UP TO RECEIVE PMM ONLINE SUBSCRIBE TO THE PRINT EDITION INSIDE PACIFIC MARITIME MAGAZINE 60 Years of Containers: The Pioneers in the Pacific Northwest By Fred McCague On April 26, 1956, the Pan-Atlantic Steamship tanker Ideal-X sailed from Newark, New Jersey to Houston with a deckload of 58 33-foot containers for the company’s […]