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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 16–25.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Reyna Olaguez New America Media asked young reporters in the Central Valley to capture how the drought has affected their communities in this powerful photo essay. Six photographs are presented here, each paired with thoughts from its subject or photographer. © 2014 by the Regents of the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 52–63.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Matt Black This photo essay by Matt Black depicts the often devastating impact of drought on the landscapes and communities of California’s Central Valley. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Drought California photo essay Central Valley San Joaquin Valley...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 80–85.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the river across cycles of drought and flood and lays out the shifting currents of environmentalist attitudes towards California’s waterways. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 Army Corps of Engineers flood drought Los Angeles River revitalization restoration...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 4–11.
Published: 01 March 2016
... conditions of the twenty-first century. This essay argues that California is leading the way in defining a new code to deal responsibly-and profitably-with climate change and its effects. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Drought Oroville Dam Oakland emissions groundwater...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... coverage of the devastating effects of the drought on farmers, field hands, communities, and families. I can tell you how I ve picked apricots in the sum- mer, washed them in my kitchen sink, and eaten to my heart s content. I can tell you that I lived here for nearly ten Mt. Pinos and the Carizo Plain in...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 70–75.
Published: 01 March 2016
... interactive map, the couple has been narrow- ing down their search for unbuildable lots on narrow streets or small plots that stay vacant because no owner wants to pay for necessary street improvements. Gleicher and Wood would like to turn these lots into drought-tolerant agricul- tural gardens. They are...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 51–57.
Published: 01 March 2016
... neighbors. But as I strolled the models of stacked white boxes, envi- sioning extra housing snapped into the grid as easily as a handful of Lego bricks, I became increasingly anxious. That tower of micro-units fringed with drought-tolerant greenery sure, it might be harder to foist this upon a neigh...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
... undoing of the freeway s unpopular effects on urbanism, the structure and landscape of the freeway and their imprints on the land will likely be with us for many years. Perhaps our freeway structures will one day house the shanty towns of a state ravaged by drought and sea level rise. Their underpasses...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 March 2016
... lawns to plant now, what we would call a drought-tolerant landscape. You can say something similar about the single-family house and you can say that about the car. You can say that about the freeway and you can say that about mobility. In the First LA, we had this incredibly far- reaching streetcar...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of drought and flood to discern what is normal for our climate, and whether we are prepared for whatever the new normal will be. And then there is Sierra Starlight (Heyday, 2015) by astrophotographer Tony Rowell, which is pure pleasure: a look at quintessential California landscapes on either...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 56–59.
Published: 01 September 2015
... are more drought resistant. And we must develop pest- management chemicals and methods that take rapid adap- tation to toxic pesticides into account. In natural ecosys- tems, we have even bigger challenges. Consider pikas. Diminutive relatives of rabbits, with charm and personality to spare, pikas...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2015
... drought hardy and so oily that herbivores don t touch them. King Clone, a Mojave Desert creosote bush ring, is believed to be one of the oldest living organisms on Earth. UC Riverside botanist Frank Vasek, who discovered the bush in the late 1970s, estimates the plant s age at around 11,700 years. 5...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 28–41.
Published: 01 June 2015
... about this country? Where is it? Bon: Well, to really try and understand what the waterwheel is and is not it s a drop in a bucket in a systemic collapse. The LA Aqueduct gave birth to the Hoover Dam, Lake 40 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM Powell, the California Aqueduct. And because of the drought, we re...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 100–111.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... All along the rim of Lake Mead and visible from the top of the dam is a white line almost two hundred feet tall, the result of falling lake levels caused by drought during the first decade of the new century. The low flow rate of the Colorado River is a disaster for Las Vegas and much of Arizona and...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 112–121.
Published: 01 June 2015
... most nights. But I was nervous about the early appearance of the coyotes, who are bolder than ever because of the drought. On the way back west toward home, the cottonwoods released their drifting white, and the rabbits were too new to be afraid of my dog, so they lay in the heat with their haunches...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 95–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... chaos, eroding clear-cuts, dwindling salmon runs and drought- ravaged crops, a permanent underclass and a massive hous- ing crisis these aren t the only way to live. We know enough to know that remaking all of that is at least possible. We could rebuild our cities with lots of new green housing and new...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 60–69.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that since Muir s time they have shrunk by 31 to 78 percent. If current warming and melting trends continue, every single Sierra Nevada gla- cier could be gone sometime over the next 50 to 250 years.17 Prolonged drought can cause the direct mortality of vulnerable trees, and it can also weaken their...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 51–59.
Published: 01 September 2014
... accumulating on forest floors becomes tinder, ready to send any small, perhaps acciden- tally started fire into a major conflagration. Droughts like the one we have been enduring recently make things worse: everything s drier. Climate change projections predict that California will get hotter still and periods...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 86–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the top and the bottom appeared to drop out of the river The cause was drought. Mulholland s case for the aqueduct was not built on making a barren desert bloom, but accommodating population growth and providing pro- tection against drought, arguments that have been used to justify importing more...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 67–72.
Published: 01 December 2013
... drought condi- tions, wildfires continuously burn across a dust-dry land- scape, while potable water has become such a precious commodity that watering plants is a luxury only residents of elite, gated communities can afford. Decimated by fires, the power grid infrastructure that once distributed...