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First-ever zero water allocation affects all

First-ever zero water allocation affects all

Yessenia Funes

February 10, 2014


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The California Department of Water Resources’ State Water Project has completely halted water delivery due to the drought. Water will not be delivered to its 29 public water distributors because of the current drought, said Ted Thomas, an information officer at the Department of Water Resources. An exception to this change is...

Council works to restrict fracking

Council works to restrict fracking

Yessenia Funes

February 5, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

Community-led organizations throughout Butte County are building an alliance to protect groundwater from hydraulic fracturing commonly known as fracking. The Butte Environmental Council, a nonprofit that focuses on education and advocacy, will meet with the Butte County Water Commission Wednesday to...

Organic Vegetable Project expands

Organic Vegetable Project expands

Yessenia Funes

February 3, 2014


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With three acres of land, the University Farm's Organic Vegetable Project has the space needed to grow different crops one after the other to keep the soil healthy–otherwise known as crop rotation. The farm grew hybrid sorghum sudan, a summer grass that suppresses weeds, this past summer and winter squash last semeste...

Genetically altered crops may hurt pigs

Genetically altered crops may hurt pigs

Yessenia Funes

February 1, 2014


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Pigs that are fed genetically altered crops may suffer from severe stomach inflammation at a rate of 2.6 times more than pigs that aren't, according to the research of one Iowan farmer. Howard Vlieger, who has studied genetically modified crops for over 20 years, presented his research at the Chico Grange off of Nord Avenue Thursday night. A Pig's st...

Flu shots offered Wednesday at UHUB

Flu shots offered Wednesday at UHUB

Yessenia Funes

January 29, 2014


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In response to recent flu diagnoses, the Student Health Center will give vaccinations from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the University Hub. "Any student can come to it, but we're trying to target the kids who live in dorms since they live in close proximity to tons of other people," said Jill Cannaday, the center's...

University Farm starts organic market

University Farm starts organic market

Yessenia Funes

January 26, 2014


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The University Farm will host a Friday market Jan. 31 as part of its Organic Vegetable Project.The Organic Vegetable Project is a collaboration between campus and community members dedicated to growing and selling organic produce, according to the project's website.The market is a natural fit because stude...

University Farm begins Friday organic market

University Farm begins Friday organic market

Yessenia Funes

January 25, 2014


Filed under News

The University Farm will begin a Friday market on Jan. 31 as part of its Organic Vegetable Project.The Organic Vegetable Project is a collaboration between campus and community members dedicated to growing and selling organic produce, according to the project's website. The market is a natural fit b...

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