Rangers in the San Bernardino National Forest call them “red trees.”
Travel to California surged in 2014, toppling records across the state. But the increasing strength of the U.S. dollar is stoking concern that tourism growth might slow.
Golf courses in the Coachella Valley and elsewhere that rely on private wells will have to reduce water use by 25% or limit watering to twice a week as part of the governor's mandate for cutbacks. But the courses will not have to report their water usage, meaning compliance is largely on the honor...
Here in California's thirsty farm belt, where pumpjacks nod amid neat rows of crops, it's a proposition that seems to make sense: using treated oil field wastewater to irrigate crops.