Alastair Bland | KCET
Alastair Bland is a journalist based in San Francisco who writes about the environment, agriculture, science and food. He has written for SmithsonianMag.org, Yale Environment 360, NPR, and the East Bay Express, among others.
Post date: 2020-05-04T15:55:42-07:00
SGMA could help secure safe and reliable water for disadvantaged communities dependent on groundwater, while forcing farmers to reduce their crop production. But that’s only if SGMA goes as planned, and it might not.
Post date: 2020-01-15T13:48:29-08:00
State officials quietly gave away a significant portion of Southern California’s water supply to farmers in the Central Valley as part of a deal with the Trump administration in December 2018, potentially harming California salmon and L.A. County.
Post date: 2019-05-30T15:50:32-07:00
Once an abundant attraction off northern California's coast, red abalone and the lush kelp forests they relied on have been replaced by an overpopulation of kelp-eating purple sea urchins.
Post date: 2018-05-16T16:03:48-07:00
Today, roughly 100,000 people in Central Valley cannot drink the water that flows from their taps, for it is contaminated with high levels of toxins.
Post date: 2017-07-26T10:53:04-07:00
Amid the media hype over sharks and a wealth of inconclusive data, West Coast biologists can’t seem to agree whether or not great white numbers are increasing.
Post date: 2017-06-16T09:15:22-07:00
If you're in the wine trade, Napa County officials are willing to overlook a multitude of Zins.