Wednesday, August 27, 2014

California Linkfest

LA’s original subway (Alissa Walker)

Episode 70: The Great Red Car Conspiracy (99 Percent Invisible)

In 1897, a Bicycle Superhighway Was the Future of California Transit (Vice)

The Urban Oil Fields of Los Angeles (The Atlantic)

California drought: Drilling deeper in the hunt for water (BBC)

California hasn't had a drought this bad since at least 1895 (Vox)

California Isn’t Just Dry — It’s Hot (KQED)

Number of Californians walking, biking or taking transit doubled since 2000 (Treehugger)

California drought gives boost to anti-fracking movement (Al Jazeera)

Should California be divided into six separate states? (io9)

Why You Should Care About The Plan To Break Up California (io9)

Plan to split California into six states could end up on 2016 ballot (Guardian)

Ron Unz is making the case for California workers to earn $12 an hour. (Slate)

California Will Run on 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2050, Stanford Professor Says (Vice)

California Is In An Extremely Awkward Position Now That The Government Says Most Of Its Shale Oil Is Unrecoverable (Business Insider)

Californians Keep Up With Joneses’ Water Use (NYTimes)

Just How Bad Is California's Drought? Here's A Scary, 10-Second Answer. (io9)

Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say (LATimes)

Nearly 80% of California now under 'extreme' drought conditions (LATimes)

California’s Exceptional Drought Just Keeps Getting Worse (Bloomberg)

The California Drought Is So Bad That A Flooded 1950s Ghost Town Was Exposed (Business Insider)

To Grow Sweeter Produce, California Farmers Turn Off The Water (NPR)

Drought grips California and the American south-west – in pictures (Guardian)

How serious is California drought? Check out these before and after pictures, taken only three years apart. (Imgur)

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