San Joaquin Valley

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Ecologic Containers Reduce Plastic Waste and Build Local Economies

Ecologic Brands was founded in 2008 by Julie Corbett who was tired of all the waste from plastic jugs and cartons that her…
California, Fresno, water crisis, drought, almonds, agriculture, farming, Leon Kaye, Los Angeles

As the Drought Worsens, California Has to Make Some Tough Choices

The drought in California continues, so the state is targeting green lawns. Meanwhile, almond farms consume 9 percent of the state's water.
Biofuels, clean energy, renewable energy, biofuels, biogas, cow manure, waste diversion, Pixley, Calgren, Regensis, Tulare County, DVO, Leon Kaye, California Energy Commission, dairy industry, San Joaquin Valley, Fresno

Manure-to-Energy Plant Launches in San Joaquin Valley

The launch of the Calgren Ethanol Biogester, a manure-to-energy plant 60 miles south of Fresno, will help California meet its clean energy goals.
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Solar Desalination Gives California Water District More Freshwater

Solar desalination just might help Central California farmers cope with drought.
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Environmental Justice in Fresno, Where Faith = Awareness

In Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley, a strong environmental justice movement is taking shape, fighting to raise awareness about devastating health issues.
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Irrigation Technology Company Netafim Wins 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) named the Israeli drip irrigation technology firm Netafim its annual Industry Water Award winner.
San Joaquin Valley, Climate Change, Fresno, Fresno State, Central Valley, agriculture, farming, pistachios, Fresno State

Climate Change in the San Joaquin Valley and Our Future Food Supply

Climate change could have hugely disruptive impacts on the San Joaquin Valley, North America’s most valuable agricultural region.
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A Fresno Public Market Would Give the San Joaquin Valley Its “Local” Food Back

A Fresno Public Market would revitalize the 34th largest US city & the remodel of a shuttered department store would create jobs in…
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The Top 10 Water Issues of 2012

The top 10 water issues of 2012 include fracking, toilet technology, the global land grab, supply chain challenges and improved sanitation.
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Organic Dairy Farms Milking Big Business Opportunities

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently issued a report that touts the economic benefits of organic dairy farms.
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Stick It to Black Friday 2012 by Shopping At Stores That Truly Help Others

Looking for an alternative? Explore the sharing economy While some of us prefer to stay warm and snuggle in our living rooms Thanksgiving…
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Mary’s Turkeys Provide a More Responsible and Humane Thanksgiving

Mary’s Turkeys transformed the way in which the company raised its turkeys, which are cage free and are fed a vegetarian diet.
xylem, xylem inc, water scarcity, san joaquin valley, water problems, water infrastructure, leon kaye, water systems, water stewardship, value of water, value of water index

Value of Water Index Demonstrates Americans’ Water Concerns (and Disconnects)

Xylem's survey reveals the disconnect between awareness over growing water scarcity and who they think should pay for the country’s water problems.
Edeniq, ethanol, biofuels, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, corn ethanol, Tulare County, Visalia, San Joaquin Valley, Leon Kaye

Photo Tour: Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Comes to California Farm Country

Edeniq Inc., surrounded by farms and orchards growing some of America’s most valuable crops, is pushing the boundaries of cellulosic ethanol innovation.
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Free Range Eggs, Meet Free Enterprise

Vital Farms, founded in 2007, has grown to a network of 15 family farms that reached almost $5 million in annual sales of…