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    Category Archive: Science

    Jul 31 2014

    Science news and reports: A link between tropical deforestation and drought, new system for detecting mercury, El Nino still undecided, fish hackathons and more …

    California Regulators See Potential Link between Tropical Deforestation and Drought:  ” … Severe drought conditions in the US state of California have led state officials to impose criminal penalties for water wasters. The drought could also help make the case that California should allow projects aimed at curbing tropical deforestation into the state’s carbon trading …

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    Jul 24 2014

    Science news and reports: Putting a price tag on nature, big data to guide conservation efforts, water governance and the sustainability wheel, and more …

    Putting a Price Tag on Nature: Part 2: “In our last Fish Report, we discussed a new approach to conservation that highlights the benefits of natural resources by calculating their economic value. Millions of dollars are spent each year on fisheries monitoring programs along the West Coast of the U.S. It is critical to monitor …

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    Jul 17 2014

    Science news and reports: El Nino and other climate patterns that affect winter, 3D technology helping endangered species, putting a price tag on nature and more …

    EN … SO?  Forecasters haven’t declared El Nino conditions yet, so what gives? “Forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center haven’t declared El Niño conditions, even though the Niño3.4 index is currently around 0.5°C above normal, and has been for the past two months. What’s the hold up? In short, we’re waiting for the atmosphere to …

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    Jul 10 2014

    Science news and reports: Satellites reveal possible catastrophic flooding months in advance, adapting to sea level rise, a day with giant garter snakes and more …

    Satellites reveal possible catastrophic flooding months in advance: “Data from NASA satellites can greatly improve predictions of how likely a river basin is to overflow months before it does, according to new findings by UC Irvine. The use of such data, which capture a much fuller picture of how water is accumulating, could result in …

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    Jul 03 2014

    Science news and reports: Mathematicians help California’s berry farmers, what ESP says about next year’s El Nino, Delta Restoration Hub, and more …

    Mathematicians help California drought-weary berry growers address water issues: In the Pajaro Valley, berries are the main crop and the main economic driver.  However, despite crop rotation and water conservation strategies, overdraft continues to be a problem.  So enter the mathematicians:   “In 2011, a National Science Foundation-funded math institute, the American Institute of Mathematics …

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    Jun 26 2014

    Science news: California’s largest dam removal underway, invasive water snakes, acoustic tagging, selenium, mercury, and more, plus what math equations look like in 3-D

    This week’s science news headlines: California’s largest dam removal underway, UC Davis study finds invasive water snakes introduced to California may pose risk to native species, Stockton Fish and Wildlife Office conducts acoustic tagging of juvenile salmonids for south Delta survival studies; scientists studying shifts in selenium in the Delta, freeing up fish while locking up mercury …

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    Jun 19 2014

    Science news and reports: Wine, salmon, and climate change on the Russian River, new innovations from old engineering, Delta fish populations research, El Nino, droughts, carbon in Western rivers, and more …

    This week’s science headlines:  Pairing wine with salmon: Climate lessons from California; New innovations from old engineering; Delta Fish Populations – The Research of Delta Science Fellow Matt Young; The Symphony Aquatic; Delta Stewardship Council Approves Comments on BDCP Draft EIR/EIS – Hears Multiple BDCP Reviews; Two great science communication tools for conferences and teaching: …

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    Jun 12 2014

    California Water Policy Seminar Series: Scientists discuss restoration and reconciliation in the Delta

    The 2014 California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center, focused on the concept of ‘reconciliation ecology’, an approach that recognizes that a return to a pre-development state is not possible for natural systems and that human uses will continue; therefore …

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    Jun 12 2014

    Science news and reports: Big data, counting fish, dam removal, mercury in tidal wetlands, healthy forests and more …

    Intel Tackles Water Supply Problems With Big Data: “With the majority of Big Data conversation focused on solving business problems it is easy to lose sight of the fact that the ultimate opportunity of Big Data is solving big problems — problems that affect our entire society. One of them is hunger and the mix …

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    Jun 05 2014

    Science news and reports: Invasive species and endangered species recovery, counting species, urban water footprints, snowmelt forecasting, plastiglomerate and more

    When eradicating invasive species threatens endangered species recovery: “Efforts to eradicate invasive species increasingly occur side by side with programs focused on recovery of endangered ones. But what should resource managers do when the eradication of an invasive species threatens an endangered species?  In a new study published May 30 in the journal Science, researchers …

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    Jun 03 2014

    Reviewing the science of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    In preparing to finalize their comments on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s EIR/EIS, the Delta Stewardship Council reviewed the findings of two different science reviews: an independent science panel’s review stretching three years over the development of the document completed in March, and the review recently completed by the Delta Independent Science Board. This is …

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    May 29 2014

    Science news and reports: Salmon, climate change and trout, Habitat Conservation Plans, biodiversity, carbon dioxide and more, plus Bugs to Go

    Big Chico Creek: A swim in the park:  “Perhaps no natural feature is more prominent in the minds of Chico, California, residents than the beloved Big Chico Creek. Like a blue lifeline, the small creek winds its way from the Sierra foothills to the Sacramento River, flanked on both sides by one of the country’s …

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    May 27 2014

    California Water Policy Seminar Series: Money, Water and Fish: Prospects for Reconciliation

    The California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center in the spring of 2014, focused on the idea of reconciliation ecology, an emerging discipline based on the idea that the traditional idea of setting aside reserves of pristine habitat for nature …

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    May 22 2014

    Science news and reports: New reports on Delta stressors, the BDCP, and impacts of drought on ag, plus salmon, drought monitoring, El Nino, soil, and more, plus Peter Gleick summarizes the National Climate Assessment

    Delta stressors and outflow report available: “An independent scientific review panel has posted its report on Delta outflows and related stressors. The report was prepared in support of the State Water Resources Control Board’s process of reviewing and updating Bay-Delta flow objectives to protect beneficial uses in the Bay-Delta Watershed. In accordance with the Delta …

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    May 20 2014

    California Water Policy Seminar Series: A regulator perspective on balancing environmental and economic interests

    The 2014 California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center,brought together speakers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss how California’s water systems could work to meet both ecosystem and economic objectives.  In this presentation, two environmental law professors and the …

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