Cal Poly cuts water usage as part of Drought Response Plan

The school is letting 28 percent of its turf — a proposed 13.6 acres in total — go brown in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s new demands that campuses cut their water use by one-fourth.

United Nations University summit to study drought

It’s easy to stay in Cal Poly’s isolated bubble of green lawns and flowering plants. It’s easy to forget we’re in a drought.

Monterey Pine Project: Two forestry students lead research on endangered species

With only five remaining locations of the Monterey pine tree in its native range, this species is on the endangered species list.

Diversity, housing, new buildings and sustainability encompass Cal Poly’s master plan

The goal is to house 100 percent of freshmen and sophomores.

5-Minute Update: No more cartoons, Mudmash run affected by drought

Mustang News anchor Olivia DeGennaro covers today’s top stories at Cal Poly.

California drought scorches Learn By Doing

While the drought has prevented students from gaining practical experience, it hasn’t stopped students from wanting to learn by doing.

Water flow restrictions come to campus bathrooms

Modifications have been made to resident hall and public restrooms on campus, as well as resident hall shower heads.

Mustang Minute: Draining the Hearst Castle Pool

Christina Favuzzi [follow id= “ChristinaFav”] California’s drought is taking a toll on one of our local attractions. Hearst Castle is taking steps to conserve water. ”We’re looking forward to summer and thinking this is going to be a really bad…

Mustang News, Jan. 23, 2014: Students react to greek probation, Governor declares official drought

Mustang News anchor Olivia DeGennaro recaps today’s biggest news at Cal Poly.

Weekly Weather Forecast, Nov. 14, 2013

Olivia DeGennaro [follow id= “LivDeGennaro”] Mustang News weather reporter Olivia DeGennaro has your five day forecast for the weekend.

Congress created California drought

Congress shut down a great deal of water pumps in 2007, preventing the Central Valley from getting as much water as it could to save a two-inch fish.