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Insight With Beth Ruyak

National Geographic’s Documentary 'Water and Power: A California Heist'

July 16, 2019

Filmmaker Marina Zenovich and attorney Adam Keats talk about the 2017 National Geographic documentary “Water and Power: A California Heist.”

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Environment

Should Coastal And Southern California Mountain Lions Be Listed As Endangered? Animal Activists Say Yes.

June 26, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

Mountain lions aren't listed as an endangered species in California, but environmental groups want to change.

Marko Savic / Flickr

State Government

California Inches Closer To Banning Sale And Manufacture Of Single-Use Plastics

June 26, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

California’s getting serious about reducing plastic pollution. If two state bills become law this legislative session, they could revolutionize how the state — and the nation — deals with plastic pollution.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Environment

Despite Record Snow Melt, Toxic Algae Continues To Bloom In California Lakes And Ponds

June 25, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

Every summer, neon-green or white scum emerges on the surface of waterways across the state. It's harmful to humans — and can be deadly to pets. And officials say it's already limiting access to recreation spots.

Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

Environment

California Looks To Clean Air Funds To Pay For Clean Drinking Water

June 12, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

More than a million Californians don't have access to clean drinking water. But a decision by the state Legislature Sunday to spend $130 million yearly could change that.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Cal OES Director Talks About Fire, Floods And Earthquakes

June 12, 2019

What does Cal OES do? How does it intersect with the various agencies when there’s a disaster? And what about disaster prevention and recovery? Populations who might need assistance or accommodation?