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Solartopia Green Power and Wellness Hour – 08.04.15

California’s DIABLO CANYON Nuclear Power Power Plant is surrounded by at least a dozen earthquake faults. Legendary lead attorney JOHN GEESMAN of the ALLIANCE 4 NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILITY explains why it needs to shut as soon as possible, and how that might actually happen.

Geesman is an extremely articulate, focused expert on Diablo whose in-depth knowledge and legal acumen have been significant underpinnings of the opposition for many years.

In this full-hour interview he explains the origins of the now-infamous report by Dr. Michael Peck, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety expert, warning that the reactors cannot withstand a likely quake. Nearly all the nearby fault lines have been discovered since the reactors were built.

Geesman also explains critical water issues that could arise within state regulatory network that could lead to Diablo being shut.

These two nukes could irradiate all of North America. Don’t miss this core discussion about how we might turn them off. NOW!!!

California property values collapse as water shut-offs begin… wealthy community to go dry in days… real estate implosion now inevitable by Mike Adams

Water shut-offs have now begun in California, where government-ordered restrictions are starting to leave large communities high and dry. As CBS News is now reporting, the Mountain House community of 15,000 residents will run out of water in just a matter of days. “The community’s sole source of water, the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, was one of 114 senior water rights holders cut off …

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5 Signs the California Drought Could Get Worse – Anastasia Pantsios

California is entering its fourth year of drought, with high temperatures, water shortages and increased wildfires. The state has taken some steps to address the impacts of that, includingaddressing greenhouse gas emissions and rationing its diminishing water supply. But there are signs that the impacts of drought on the state could get even worse. California’s drought could get much worse if climate change isn’t …

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Agriculture Gets Free Pass As California Adopts Mandatory Water Rules – Nadia Prupis

For the first time ever, California’s state water board on Wednesday approved mandatory water conservation rules in the face of a historic drought, now entering its fourth year. But the regulations, which will require water usage cutbacks of up to 36 percent for some communities, are letting the worst environmental offender in the state—the agriculture industry—off the hook. “It’s a …

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Here’s the Real Problem With Almonds – Tom Philpott and Julia Lurie

Almonds: crunchy, delicious, and…the center of a nefarious plot to suck California dry? They certainly have used up a lot of ink lately—partly inspired by our reportingover the past year. California’s drought-stricken Central Valley churns out 80 percent of the globe’s almonds, and since each nut takes a gallon of water to produce, they account for close to 10 percent of the state’s annual agricultural water …

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California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth

By, Adam Nagourney, Jack Healy, and Nelson D. Schwartz, New York Times LOS ANGELES — For more than a century, California has been the state where people flocked for a better life — 164,000 square miles of mountains, farmland and coastline, shimmering with ambition and dreams, money and beauty. It was the cutting-edge symbol of possibility: Hollywood, Silicon Valley, aerospace, …

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Californians Point to Big-Ag, Unrestrained Development as Drought Culprits

As residents adapt to recently imposed water restrictions and California’s historic drought continues, experts are closely examining the dry spell’s exacerbating factors—from thirsty agribusiness operations to unrestrained development—and saying a fundamental shift is in store for the Golden State. In an analysis published Sunday, the New York Times suggests that the drought will “force a change in the way the state does business.” …

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California’s Dire Drought Leads to Record Low Snowpack Levels at 6%, Triggers Mandatory Conservation Measures

California’s dire drought conditions have finally triggered more meaningful action at the state level. Today, Gov. Brown issued an executive order which calls on state and local water agencies “to implement a series of measures to save water, including increased enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state’s drought response, and invest in new technologies,” according to California Coastkeeper Alliance. The governor issued the statement today as readings …

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To Solve California’s Water Crisis, We Must Change the Nation’s Food System

The bold headline of a recent Los Angeles Times editorialby the hydrologist Jay Famiglietti starkly warned: “California has about one year of water left. Will you ration now?” The write-up quickly made the social media rounds, prompting both panic and the usual blame game: It’s because of the meat eatersor the vegan almond-milkdrinkers or the bottled-waterguzzlers or the Southern California lawn soakers. California’s water losshas been …