http://www.forbes.com/sites/mallorypickett/2016/09/28/satellite-images-reveal-impact-of-almond-boom/#58b719e550db By Mallory Pickett Kelly Watson lives in Kentucky. She studies honeybees and pollination. She has no interest in wading into California’s water wars, in which farmers and thirsty almond crops are pitted against drought-conscious water conservation zealots. But when the results of her latest research are published, she will likely be involved whether she … More In The Midst Of Drought, California Farmers Used More Water For Almonds
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/09/19/patagonias-philosopher-king?mbi By Nick Paumgarten When Yvon Chouinard, the climber and environmentalist and the co-founder of the outdoor-apparel company Patagonia, spends days by himself at a house he owns in Moose, Wyoming, his wife, Malinda, the other co-founder, often sends mass e-mails to their friends, with the number of the landline there. “He likes phone calls … More PATAGONIA’S PHILOSOPHER-KING How Yvon Chouinard turned his eco-conscious, anti-corporate ideals into the credo of a successful clothing company.
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-salton-sea-20160902-snap-story.html As California’s two largest inland bodies of water go, Lake Tahoe is the stereotypical beauty queen — classically stunning, endlessly photogenic, fragile. Frankly, quite chilly yet eternally inspiring to legions of admirers. The Salton Sea is the neighbor tucked away at the far end of the street and often forgotten. Stark, spare, somewhat homely, beloved by … More Editorial Finally, progress towards a sustainable Salton Sea