Prized Collection of Water Resources Arrives in Southern California

Formerly at UC Berkeley, Water Resources Center Archives is being transferred for partnership between UC Riverside and Cal State San Bernardino

(January 21, 2011)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The University of California, Riverside is now home to a significant portion of the nationally acclaimed Water Resources Center Archives (WRCA), which began its move last week from Northern California to Southern California. Movers will complete the transfer of the prized collection from UC Berkeley to UC Riverside this week.

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A premier and world class collection of information and materials about water development in California and the West, the archive currently consists of approximately 200 archival collections, 200,000 technical reports, 1,500 specialized newsletters, 5,000 maps and videos, 2,200 serials, 25,000 land photographs, 45,000 aerial photographs of coastlines, and digital resources in the form of CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and websites.

Read the full press release from UC Riverside.

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Climate B.S. of the Year Awards

Peter Gleick presents his Climate B.S. of the Year awards. (B.S. stands for bad science, among other things.) This is a summary; be sure to read the whole article:

5. Climate B.S. and misrepresentations presented by Fox “News.”

4. Misleading or false testimony to Congress and policymakers about climate change.

3. The false claim that a single weather event, such as a huge snowstorm in Washington, D.C., proves there is no global warming.

2. The claim that the “Climategate” emails meant that global warming was a hoax, or was criminal, as Senator Inhofe tried to argue. In fact, it was none of these things (though the British police are still investigating the illegal hacking of a British university’s computer system and the theft of the emails).

1. “There has been no warming since 1998” [or 2000, or…], “the earth is cooling,” “global warming is natural,” and “humans are too insignificant to affect the climate.” Such statements are all nonsense and important for the general public to understand properly.