California has been experiencing a record-setting fire season with over 25 major fires and two extended attack wildfires. Washington and Oregon are also ablaze – 1 million acres have burned in Washington and 807,000 acres in Oregon. In California, 3.3 million acres have burned. At least 33 people have died…Read More
Wildfires in California
California is in a state of emergency since wildfires started ravaging the northern part of the state Oct. 8. The damage is has increased rapidly and continues to do so. It is estimated that 8,400 structures have been lost. In Santa Rosa County, where homes range upwards of $600,000, it…Read More
Who are the University Innovation Fellows?
“The University Innovation Fellows program empowers students to become leaders of change in higher education. Fellows are creating a national movement to ensure that all students gain the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to compete in the economy of the future.” This is the purpose line from UIF’s website throughout…Read More
California’s “megadrought” is costing the state billions
Governor Jerry Brown of California issued mandatory water restrictions in an executive order Apr. 1, 2015. The record-low snowfalls in winter 2015 have caused the four-year drought in California to reach near-crisis status. NASA projects that California water reservoirs could run dry in a year, and ground water supplies are dwindling. The…Read More