Articles by Rachel Becker

April 2024

California Salmon Fishing Banned for Second Year in Row

March 2024

California Weakens Plan for Mandatory Cutbacks in Urban Water Use, Yielding to Criticism

‘Simply Catastrophic’: California Salmon Season to Be Restricted or Shut Down — Again

The Klamath River Salmon Die-Off Was Tragic. Was It Predictable?

February 2024

Cannabis Grower to Pay $750,000 for Violating State Water, Wildlife Regulations

January 2024

Saving Salmon: Newsom Unveils Blueprint for Ending Decades-Long Decline

December 2023

California Approves Rules That Turn Sewage Into Drinking Water

‘Things Have to Change’: Big Decision Looms as Klamath Basin Ranchers, Tribes Battle Over Water and Salmon

November 2023

As Storms Arrive in California, Reservoirs Are in Good Shape. But the Water Forecast Is Murky

California State Scientists Strike, Demand Equal Pay

October 2023

Making Water Conservation a ‘California Way of Life’: Controversial State Rules Could Cost $13 Billion

August 2023

The World’s Largest Dam Demolition Has Begun. Can the Dammed Klamath River Finally Find Salvation?

California Water Agency Under Investigation for Discriminating Against Tribes, People of Color

Don’t Call It ‘Toilet to Tap’ — California Plans to Turn Sewage Into Drinking Water

July 2023

California and Manufacturers Strike Deal Over Zero-Emission Trucks

June 2023

Building California: How Will the Infrastructure Deal Affect Development, Wildlife?

California Lawmakers Wage Delta Water War With Newsom

California Ranchers Intentionally Violated an Emergency Water Order. Now Lawmakers Want to Triple the Fines

November 2022

Rural Ranchers Face $4,000 Proposed Fine for Violating State Drought Order

September 2022

Four in a Row: California Drought Likely to Continue

State Lawmakers Reject Bill to Curb Farms’ Water Pumping

August 2022

Ranchers, Tribes, State Officials Clash Over Shasta River Water

Four Things to Know About Colorado River Water in California

Newsom Unveils Long-Term Strategy to Bolster California Water Supply

July 2022

Delta Tunnel: Salmon at Risk From Massive Water Project, State Report Says

California Poised to Restrict Bee-Killing Pesticides

May 2022

‘Everyone Loses’: Sacramento Valley Struggles to Survive Unprecedented Water Cuts

April 2022

Clean-Car Rules: California Unveils Proposed Measure to Ban New Gasoline-Fueled Cars

March 2022

Newsom Imposes New California Water Restrictions, Leaves Details to Locals

State Unveils Long-Awaited Standard for Drinking Water Contaminant

Californians Used More Water as State Braces for Another Dry Year

February 2022

‘Morale Killer’: California Scientists Battle Over Pay Disparities

January 2022

No, California’s Drought Isn’t Over. Here’s Why.

December 2021

New Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment Banned in California in 2024

October 2021

What Does It Mean for Gov. Newsom to Skip the Climate Conference?

What’s at Stake for California and Newsom at Climate Conference?

Newsom Backs Tougher Rules on California Oil Wells

Newsom Declares Drought Emergency Across California

August 2021

California Enacted a Groundwater Law 7 Years Ago. But Wells Are Still Drying Up — and It’s Spreading

Facing ‘Dire Water Shortages,’ California Bans Delta Pumping

July 2021

Forever Chemicals: California Unveils Health Goals for Contaminated Drinking Water

Newsom Urges All Californians to Cut Water Use by 15%

June 2021

Water Shortages: Why Some Californians Are Running Out in 2021 and Others Aren’t

As Drought Intensifies, State Warns Users to Stop Pumping Water From Major Rivers

May 2021

California Weighs Electric Car Mandate for Uber and Lyft

Drought Emergency Declared in Central Valley, Klamath Region

April 2021

Governor Declares Drought Emergency in Northwest Counties

March 2021

Hospitals in Much of California Begin Reopening to Visitors

Premature or Precautionary? California Is First to Tackle Microplastics in Drinking Water

February 2021

Audit Slams State Air Board for ‘Overstating’ Greenhouse Gas Cuts