Desalination: Technological and Legal Issues

Desalination: Technological and Legal Issues By Andrew Angeles In the 2016-2017 winter, California received enough rain such that most of the state is no longer facing a severe drought.[1]  However, problems associated with water scarcity in a state with 39.25 million people will not be resolved from one wet season.  This is especially true when […]

“Natural” Disasters, Who Can be Held Liable? California Fires and Global Climate Change

“Natural” Disasters, Who Can be Held Liable? California Fires and Global Climate Change By Alexander Cervantes In the past month California has been set ablaze by a series of disastrous wildfires.  Julia Prodis Sulek, Santa Rosa fire: How a sudden firestorm devastated a city, Oct. 9, 2017.  This firestorm is being considered one of the most […]

How Illegal Water Use for Growing Marijuana is Doing Untold Damage to California’s Environment and Why New Regulations May Exacerbate Rather than Eliminate the Problem

How Illegal Water Use for Growing Marijuana is Doing Untold Damage to California’s Environment and Why New Regulations May Exacerbate Rather than Eliminate the Problem By Asha Wiegand-Shahani One of the most egregious yet underreported environmental crimes associated with marijuana is the illicit and illegal use of water to grow the plants that form the […]