Daily Digest

Saltworks questionable water transfer plan concerns local water boards and Central Valley residents. Plus, school lunches kick the bag habit.

The Bakersfield Californian 8/27/2011
OUR VIEW: Irony abounds in sale of Kern water
Local water wheelers may not have a problem selling off billions of gallons of Kern County water to accommodate thousands of new homes near San Francisco, but thankfully their counterparts up north do.

The New York Times 8/26/2011
The Plastic Sandwich Bag Flunks
Many retailers and schools are advocating waste-free options for back-to-school shoppers this year, especially when it comes to lunch. School lists call for Tupperware instead of Ziplocs, neoprene lunch bags instead of brown paper ones, and aluminum water bottles, not the throwaway plastic versions.