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Environment

Republicans And Democrats Push For More Environment-Friendly Policy In 4th Congressional District

May 18, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Iconic California destinations like Yosemite and Tahoe are all part of Congressional District 4, where Rep. Tom McClintock is facing re-election.

AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli

State Government

Gov. Brown Devotes Nearly $100 Million To Address Wildfire Threats

May 10, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order Thursday to improve the health of the state's forests.

Corinne Fuchs / Flickr

Environment

California Lawmakers Want Expedited Action On Salton Sea Restoration

May 8, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia questioned the agencies in charge of the project Tuesday at an oversight hearing over why it's behind schedule.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Lake Tahoe’s Shores Would Change, Including More Piers, Under New Proposal

May 7, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

After decades of trying to revamp the shoreline, the group behind the plan invited both recreation and environmental stakeholders to help come up with a vision for the lake’s future.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Environment

A Million Salmon Take A Road Trip Before Getting In The Sacramento River Toward The Pacific

May 3, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

The fish took a ride in a large truck on Wednesday morning and are now headed down the river on a journey to the ocean.

SMUD / Courtesy

Environment

Nestlé To Draw Power From 100 Percent Renewable Resources At Sacramento Water-Bottling Plant

April 30, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

A water bottling plant in Sacramento is going green. In May, Nestlé Water North America will begin drawing all of its power from renewable sources at it's Sacramento plant, which in the past was criticized for bottling city water during drought.

Kari Bluff / Flickr

Environment

Despite E. Coli Decline On American River, Unhealthy Levels Still Prompt Caution While Swimming

April 24, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Last year the American River in Sacramento was put on California's list of impaired waterways because of elevated E. coli levels. Even though the most recent tests reported were all safe, county officials encourage caution on the river.

Marcel Holyoak / Flickr

Environment

California Protects Tricolored Blackbird As A Threatened Species, Fewer Than 200,000 Remain

April 23, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Male Tricolored Blackbirds have a red spot and a white bar on their wings. They mostly call California home, and the bird’s population has dropped by 55 percent since 2008.