The restriction would remove the rodenticide called “D-Con” from store shelves in California. Medha Chandra with Pesticide Action Network supports the restrictions.
She says D-Con is sold in colorful pellets that pose a danger to children. Chandra says about 10,000 children annually are accidently poisoned by the products.
“It’s going to end up protecting children in California from accidental exposure to these rodent-controlled product at home," says Chandra. "It will also somewhat reduce the impacts on wildlife.”D-Con and similar rodenticides are not allowed on agricultural lands, but are allowed in and around buildings. The manufacturer of D-Con is fighting the EPA’s safety restrictions in court. Alternatives to rodenticides already exist.
A collection of environmental, fishing and whitewater groups recommends changes to dam management in a new report, issued in response to the failure of the main spillway at Lake Oroville in February.
Traditional methods to cool cows use 11,000 gallons of water per cow per year. UC Davis researchers are trying out new techniques that use less resources.
Caltrans is worried about the possibility of dead trees falling onto some California highways. The agency has already removed 107,000 trees. Now the agency is getting ready to remove another 54,000 trees, including some on private land.
A federal water bill that supporters say will streamline dam and water storage projects in California faces an uphill battle in the Senate. One of the largest water suppliers in the state says it's unlikely to support it.
Summertime is a favorite for tourists at Lake Tahoe, but the region's transportation system is not designed for the growing number of people who use it. The TRPA and TERC are coming up with a plan to fix the gridlock and improve the lake's clarity.