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Airborne Snow Observatory
2013-12-10 04:35:57

[ Watch the Video: Airborne Snow Observatory: Measuring Snowpack from the Sky ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It might have been the driest year ever recorded in California, but thanks to NASA, the millions of people who call the San Francisco Bay Area home had plenty of water this summer, the US space agency said Monday during a media briefing at the 2013 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. NASA’s prototype Airborne Snow Observatory mission...

2012-10-18 11:22:41

Pay-to-play politics used to oppose the Yosemite Restoration Campaign SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco city contractors and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) have ganged up to defeat Proposition F, the Water Conservation & Yosemite Restoration Initiative, the most recently released campaign finance reports disclosed. According to the reports(1), 47% of funding for the 'No on F' campaign has come from companies currently doing...

2012-02-29 10:00:00

San Francisco proposition calls for water reform plan SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Yosemite Restoration Campaign (YRC), sponsored by Restore Hetch Hetchy (RHH), today files papers with the San Francisco Department of Elections, beginning the process of qualifying an initiative for the November 2012 San Francisco ballot. The initiative requires the city to develop a long-term plan for the improved use of local water supplies and the reduction of harm...

2011-11-28 16:00:00

Rejection to hearing requested by Restore Hetch Hetchy comes in spite of mounting citizen support for restoration of the Hetch Hetchy Valley and solid evidence that utilizing Hetch Hetchy Valley as a water storage facility is unnecessary. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 28, 2011 In spite of solid evidence that utilizing Yosemiteâs Hetch Hetchy Valley as a water storage facility is unnecessary, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has rejected a request by...

2011-03-15 10:30:00

Hikers Can Follow Muir's Footsteps in Rare Guided Trek as Momentum Grows to Restore Hetch Hetchy Valley SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The fight led by naturalist John Muir a century ago continues to strengthen as hikers prepare for the third annual "Muir's March" this summer to advocate for the restoration of Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park. The guided treks into scenic areas -- rarely experienced by tourists -- literally and figuratively follow in...

2008-10-01 06:00:35

By Julia Scott SAN FRANCISCO -- Bay Area residents who get their water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in the Sierra will not be allotted any "new" water under a proposal to maximize water resources through 2018, although water rates will double in that time to pay for upgrades to the system, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission officials said Tuesday. The staff of the commission is backing a regional water supply plan that would avoid the controversial environmental pitfall of...

2008-09-02 12:00:16

By Banks Albach In response to strong opposition from neighbors of Seminary Oaks Park, Menlo Park city staff are rethinking a long-standing plan to build a massive emergency reservoir under the open space. The neighbors, organized as Friends of Seminary Oak Park since May, turned out in force at Tuesday night's City Council meeting to complain about a lack of transparency in the process and to show support for staff's recent decision to explore alternatives. For years, the city's Public...