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17 min ago | Russia Taday

California curbs injection of toxic fracking waste into aquifers needed in severe drought

California is shutting down 11 oil and gas wastewater injection sites and reviewing over 100 others in the state's drought-ravaged Central Valley as officials fear companies have pumped toxic fracking fluids into needed drinking water aquifers.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Davis, CA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

4 hrs ago | Davis Enterprise

Davis teen succumbs to head injuries

According to the Sacramento County coroner's office, Christopher Argumedo, 18, was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m. Saturday at the UC Davis Medical Center, where he had been listed in critical condition for more than a week following the July 11 accident.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA, Sacramento County, CA

8 hrs ago | NBC Bay Area

Under New CA Law, Students Can Now Taste Alcohol in Class

With a stroke of his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown made it legal for some California college students under the age of 21 to taste alcohol in class.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Wine, Drink, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies, Davis, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Steven Cliff, 44, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant director of sustainability at the California Department of Transportation.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, California, Davis, CA

The Fresno Bee

Clovis native Alex Tirapelle named Penn wrestling coach

Alex Tirapelle, a three-time state champion for Clovis High, was named the wrestling coach at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday.

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Related Topix: Clovis, CA, University of Pennsylvania

Hay & Forage Grower

Dry Year Brings California Ag Losses To $1.5 Billion

A third year of drought in many places in California is taking its toll, according to a new study by the University of California Davis.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Davis, CA

Beckers ASC Review

6 Surgery Centers Making the News

The following are six surgery centers that have made the news locally, at the state level or nationally in the past two weeks.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Sacramento, CA, Santa Barbara, CA

Grist Magazine

California's next oil rush is tastier than you might expect

Olives trees have a lot to offer the United States. One of those things is water - and this year, as California dries to a shriveled crisp, water is looking especially important.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Nutrition

Medical News Today

Last step before full genome sequence of bread wheat genome

The genetic blueprint is an invaluable resource to plant science researchers and breeders.

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Related Topix: Baked Goods, Life, Food, Bread, Genetics, Medicine, Plant Biology, Biology, Science, Health

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Examiner.com

Three UC Nursing Schools Receive Grants To Increase Nurses with Ph.D. Degrees

Three University of California nursing schools are among 14 nationwide to receive the first grants from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program to increase the number of nurses with Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, UC San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

ScienceBlogs

Why Has the Response to the California Drought Been so Weak? [Significant Figures by Peter Gleick]

In the past few weeks, I have had been asked the same question by reporters, friends, strangers, and even a colleague who posts regularly on this very ScienceBlogs site : why, if the California drought is so bad, has the response been so tepid? There is no single answer to this question that the drought is bad; and the response has been tepid).

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Davis, CA

The Daily Republic

Controlling those pesky weeds

Many weeds can grow from root or other weed fragments. Other weeds that propagate primarily by seed can produce literally thousands of seeds per plant.

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My Mother Lode

Water Saving Suggestions

The Tuolumne Utilities District noted recently that, if we all do our part and use less water, we just may just get through the drought this summer.

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Related Topix: Tuolumne, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home

The Daily Democrat

Syrian war producing 'lost generation' of college-age students

The war in Syria has had a devastating effect on that country's university students and scholars, creating a lost generation, according to a recent report out of UC Davis.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Lebanon

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus County irrigation districts pumping record amounts of groundwater

Modesto Irrigation District wells pumped 311 percent more groundwater this January through June than they did during the same months last year.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Stanislaus County, CA, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

The Orange County Register

Artist selected for police dog statues in Anaheim

The monuments for Anaheim's police dogs will be similar in concept to "Faithful Partner," a life-size bronze German shepherd honoring California's law enforcement dogs at UC Davis, sculpted by Santa Barbara artist Susan Bahary.

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Related Topix: California

RecordNET

Stockton hires deputy city manager

A two-decade veteran of jobs in state and county government has been hired as a deputy city manager in Stockton, the city announced Friday.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Davis, CA, UC Berkeley

Beckers ASC Review

Davis Surgery Center, UC Davis Medical Center Create Affiliation Agreement

Davis Surgery Center and UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., have created an affiliation agreement that allows UC Davis orthopedic surgeons to perform cases at the surgery center, according to a Sacramento Business Journal report.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

First sign of West Nile in Valley Reported for 2014

The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District received confirmation from the Center for Vectorborne Diseases at U.C. Davis that three mosquito samples from the Coachella Valley tested positive for West Nile virus.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

New Front Yard: California buckwheat a butterfly favorite

This is one part in a weekly series featuring the UC Davis Arboretum "New Front Yard" series, 41 drought-tolerant and beautiful plants well adapted to our region.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home

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