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In Sacramento, advocacy groups like the Natural Resources Defense Council are pushing an Assembly bill that would make California the toughest state in the nation on the use of antibiotics in livestock. The fear is that feeding drugs to livestock like beef and dairy cattle promotes pathogens that resist antibiotics. But even the bill's backers say it has some powerful opponents.
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If desperate times call for desperate measures, then California's severe drought is sure to inspire some unusual efforts. Water districts in the San Joaquin Valley are proposing something that's never been tried before during a drought: they want to reverse the state's plumbing by running the California Aqueduct backwards.
End Music: "Hundred Million Lightyears" by Kaito, from the album "Hundred Million Lightyears" (Kompakt)