There’s a noisy battle over water rights going on in the Golden State. Late last month, a diverse group of over 1,000 Californians flooded the State Capitol to tell the State Water Resources Control Board that their updates to the Bay-Delta Plan just won’t hold water.
University of California researchers are on the path to discovering genes that assist in drought resistance in sorghum, which could potentially be applied to other important cereal crops like corn, wheat, rice and barley in the years to come.
An animal rights organization known as Friends of Animals launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month, asking it to protect a small herd of wild horses in Montana under the Endangered Species Act. The ruling could have far-reaching consequences.