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Environment

He’s ‘Famous’ For Measuring California’s Snow. Now, He’s Retiring After 30 Years — Sort Of.

January 16, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

The man who measures California’s snowpack is retiring. For 30 years, Frank Gehrke has shown up on TV, educating the public about California’s snowpack. But even though he’s calling it quits, he’s not letting go of his skis and snowshoes so easy.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

California’s Favorite Snow Surveyor Retires

January 16, 2019

After three decades at the Department of Water Resources, Frank Gehrke is retiring from measuring California’s snowpack.

File / Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Atmospheric River Brings Rain And Risk To California

January 16, 2019

Officials weigh in on the atmospheric river bringing rain, wind and snow to California.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Environment

One Of The World’s Largest Rivers Is Floating Above California. It’s Bringing Rain, Possible Flooding And A Blizzard Warning

January 15, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

The storm is the result of what's known as an atmospheric river, sometimes called a Pineapple Express, and is expected to drop three inches of rain at low elevations and up to five feet of snow in the Sierra.

Courtesy of William Jessup University

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Marking Climate Change, One Species At A Time

January 15, 2019

William Jessup University professor Dr. Michael McGrann will lead a dozen students on a research-oriented megatransect of the Pacific Crest Trail.

Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Government Shutdown Having Major Impact On Wildfire Prevention Efforts In California, Officials Say

January 9, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

It's not just national parks dealing with the effects of the government shutdown. Wildfire prevention tactics like prescribed burns in national forests have come to a standstill.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

State Government

California Bill Would Require Businesses To Offer E-Receipts

January 8, 2019

California would become the first state to require businesses to offer electronic receipts unless customers ask for paper copies under legislation proposed on Tuesday.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

More Than 200,000 Clean Cars Will Lose California HOV Access In 2019

January 2, 2019 | Randol White

California is changing the rules for who can access the state’s carpool lanes, and the new law will affect more than 200,000 drivers of Clean Air Vehicles.