Monthly Archives: May 2019

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Awards $11 Million in Proposition 1 Grants – 2 for Marsh Creek

Combined, these seven projects involve 51 entities partnering together to improve the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  The $11 million awarded in this cycle will fund the following projects. Blacklock Restoration: Phragmites Control Project ($387,440), Department of Water Resources – Test methods for controlling … Continue reading

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BART Police deploy Narcan opioid antidote as another tool in public health battle

The doses, single-use nasal sprays sealed in plastic containers that look like your typical allergy spray, have been stocked. BART Police officers have been trained in how to administer the medication, known as Narcan or generically as naloxone. A policy … Continue reading

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Diverse bee forage could lead to good honey crop – from Ag Alert

By Christine Souza It’s a “mixed box” when it comes to beekeeper expectations regarding this season’s honey crop. Some beekeepers report that winter weather brought plenty of forage for honeybees to feast on this year, and others say uneven citrus … Continue reading

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Why it’s good to talk

From Magazine US With remote working on the rise, how do we ensure we’re communicating effectively with others, through good old-fashioned conversation? Alison Coleman reports Digital technology has transformed the way that we communicate at the expense of face-to-face communication. … Continue reading

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California May Go Dark This Summer, and Most Aren’t Ready

From Bloomberg By Mark Chediak and Brian Eckhouse A plan by California’s biggest utility to cut power on high-wind days during the onrushing wildfire season could plunge millions of residents into darkness. And the vast majority isn’t ready. The plan by PG&E … Continue reading

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State, Federal Agencies Fund Nearly $10 Million in New Delta Science Studies

The Delta Stewardship Council (Council) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) are pleased to award nearly $10 million to fund 15 critical scientific studies in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and Suisun Marsh over the next three years. “Results … Continue reading

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To Tackle Complex Problems, Escape Your Coworkers

By Rich Barlow, Futurity APRIL 30, 2019 06:09 PM ET Teamwork is great, but only if we get a chance to step away and do our own thinking, say researchers. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds … Continue reading

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State Withdraws WaterFix Approvals, Initiates Planning and Permitting for a Smaller Single Tunnel

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today, Thursday, May 2, 2019, is taking formal steps to withdraw proposed permits for the WaterFix project and begin a renewed environmental review and planning process for a smaller, single tunnel project that will … Continue reading

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Google knows everywhere you go — here’s how to stop it from tracking you and delete the logs

From CNBC Todd Haselton@ROBOTODD Google knows a lot about you and, if you use Google Maps or other Google apps, it stores a copy of everywhere you go. I recently performed Google’s “Privacy Checkup” to learn a bit more about … Continue reading

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