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2011-11-18 03:24:59

Restoration reduces sea-level rise impacts over next 100 years A new study, led by PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO), projects a bleak future for San Francisco Bay's tidal marshes under high-end sea-level rise scenarios that are increasingly likely. PRBO and colleagues found that in the worst case scenario 93% of San Francisco Bay's tidal marsh could be lost in the next 50-100 years [with 5.4 feet or 1.65 meters of sea-level rise, low sediment availability and no significant restoration]....

2010-07-08 16:43:00

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California American Water announced today its recent delivery of a $1.1-million payment to the California Department of Fish and Game to fund National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries that benefit habitat for threatened steelhead trout in the Carmel River. The payment is the company's second annual contribution designed to fund what will ultimately be an $11.2-million environmental grant program administered by the...

2010-01-11 14:15:00

CARMEL, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. Congressman Sam Farr joined California State Senator Abel Maldonado, California State Assemblymember Bill Monning, Chair of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors Simon Salinas, California Secretary of Natural Resources Michael Chrisman, representatives from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and several state agencies including the California Public Utilities Commission and California State Coastal Conservancy...

2009-11-13 19:48:00

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water announced today that with help from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the California State Coastal Conservancy, it will resume engineering and planning work on a dam removal project halted earlier this year. The dam removal project involves rerouting the Carmel River to bypass silt accumulated behind the dam and would be the first of its kind in the state of California. "We're pleased to...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.