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How San Luis Obispo communities are impacted by the California drought

San Luis Obispo County has had its driest year in 128 years with having dropped over nine inches of average precipitation, according to the National Integrated Drought Information System. For local communities, the drought has challenged agricultural industries and has inspired some individuals to adapt to the drier conditions.  Beekeeping and the drought Jeremy Rose, […]

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Montaña de Oro is now open for fracking, and the State of California is suing

The BLM Bakersfield Field Office issued a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Dec.12, 2019 stating that “there are no adverse environmental impacts due to hydraulic fracturing that cannot be alleviated.” The decision opened up land within Montaña de Oro and the Carrizo Plain National Monument to oil drilling and fracking. 

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Cal Poly climate strike calls for youth to take action

Students traded their notebooks for picket signs and swarmed the University Union to protest climate change inaction Friday, Dec. 6. Sunrise SLO, an organization dedicated to creating a movement against climate change, planned the strike to compel government officials to create policy to combat climate change.  “We are building an army of young people to […]