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Native American Woman Removed From Land O’Lakes Packaging

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — The Native American woman who has graced the packaging of Land O’Lakes butter, cheese and other products since the late 1920s has quietly disappeared. Known as Mia, the woman was shown sitting in a serene landscape of lakes and woods. T...
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Gov. Newsom Proposes New Plan for Managing Water

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom revealed a plan on Tuesday that would keep more water in the fragile San Joaquin River Delta while restoring 60,000 acres of habitat for endangered species and generating more than $5 billion in new funding for environmental impr...
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Sierra Snowpack Off to a Great Start for Skiers and Farmers

As holiday shoppers ventured out for last-minute gifts over the weekend, the snow-dusted Sierra was visible throughout Fresno and Clovis. Those magnificent views are backed by the latest snowpack report from the California Department of Water Resources. ...
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Locals Gear Up to Keep Kings River Water

Just as they did more than two generations ago, Kern County farmers are looking to another Central Valley river to the north to refill their groundwater shortfall. But this time around, natives in the Kings ...

Farms, the Environment, and the Future of Water

In the middle of July, I was surprised to find myself trudging through a couple feet of snow while hiking south of Lake Tahoe. It was a striking contrast to the long walks I took on the dry lakebed of Folsom Reservoir near my home during the historic drought j...