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May 20, 2020 – Update
Governor’s Revised Budget Proposes
10 New Positions for the SSMP,
Funding for North Lake Pilot Project and 
New River Improvements.
Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised 2020-21 state budget proposal would authorize 10 new positions for the Salton Sea Management Program, including six located at a local Salton Sea office and two at the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Bermuda Dunes office. The positions would be within the Department of Water Resources, CDFW and the Natural Resources Agency.
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  The environment, climate, and a global pandemic

By Peter Gleick, President Emeritus Pacific Institute      April 28, 2020

“We have an opportunity to invest in clean air and water strategies and technologies; build clean energy systems to eliminate fossil fuels; expand electric vehicle programs and phase out polluting transportation; open our cities to pedestrians and bicycles; and protect natural ecosystems in new ways that enhance rather than destroy chances for wildlife,” writes Dr. Gleick. “But grabbing that opportunity is going to require public awareness and pressure to make permanent some of the improvements we now can only glimpse because of this crisis.”

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Salton Sea & Me

The Salton Sea & Me website is an independent “go-to” resource for exploring the problems and proposed solutions of the Salton Sea crisis.  

As the Salton Sea shrinks, and toxic air proliferates, air quality will continue to deteriorate. Air pollution will bring big problems for health, tourism, recreation, and real estate in Southern California and beyond for years to come. Please watch this  Salton Sea Shrinking video. 

The challenges of the Salton Sea are many and often seem impossible to solve. However, movement is finally underway, as some politicians, at last, are showing a sense of urgency to resolve the issues.  For example, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Proclamation of Local Emergency for Air Pollution at the Salton Sea. This is a big step forward, after years and years of inaction resulting from bureaucratic barriers to progress.  Governor Newsom responded quickly with commitments to deliver specific results.  See: CNRA-CalEPA Imperial County Letter (01-06-20)

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A Pandemic That Cleared Skies and Halted Cities Isn’t Slowing Global Warming

In some ways, the dire lockdowns undertaken to stop Covid-19 have fast-forwarded us into an unlikely future—one with almost impossibly ...
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World’s largest platform for air quality data launched at Tenth World Urban Forum

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), together with UN-Habitat and IQAir, a Swiss air quality technology company, today launched the ...
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