Energy & Environment

Fresno hearing to discuss water bond

Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) will host a hearing in Fresno on Feb. 20 to discuss plans to deal with California's drought.

Restore the Delta group voices concerns in Fresno

Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla talks about protecting the Delta.
Restore the Delta opponents of Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin tunnel project proposed for the San Francisco Bay Delta met in Fresno today to urge President Obama not to support the tunnels and the work of federal scientists to restore the Delta.

Firm to show Fresno State wastewater project

BioFiltro's waste water treatment installation at Agrofoods in Malloa, Chile.BioFiltro, a company working out of Fresno State's Water and Energy Technology (WET) Center, is offering tours of its first test facility at Fresno State using earthworms to treat wastewater.

Corcoran school district to unveil solar arrays

Bret Harte Elementary School in CorcoranThe Corcoran Unified School District is expecting huge savings in energy over the next 20 years with the completion of a solar project spanning seven school sites.

Farmers support Feinstein-Boxer water bill

The Senate has taken up a bill to help drought conditions in California.California farming interests are encouraged by Senate legislation that could bring more than 500,000 acre-feet of additional water and $300 million in emergency drought aid.

Obama to visit Fresno, talk about drought

(AP) - President Obama is set to make his first visit to the city of Fresno this Friday to discuss the California's ongoing drought and the federal government's efforts to tackle it.

Energy cluster seeks scholarship donations

The San Joaquin Valley's Clean Energy Cluster is asking for help giving a few hard-working high school students a jumpstart on college through its new scholarship program.

Capitman appointed to air pollution board

Dr. John CapitmanGovernor Jerry Brown has appointed Dr. John Capitman, executive director for the Central Valley Health Policy Institute at Fresno State, to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Governing Board.

FID starts emergency water banking

Fresno Irrigation District has begun emergency water banking to ensure some small eastern San Joaquin Valley cities and towns will receive drinking water as drought conditions continue this year.

Metal recycler faces criminal complaints

A metal recycling company operating in Hanford and Visalia may face criminal charges for violating state hazardous waste disposal laws.