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Environment

When Yosemite Met Starbucks: How The National Park Is Rethinking Its Identity Amid Tourism, Commercialization And ‘Selfie Traps’

July 17, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Listen now to the complete debut episode of Capital Public Radio’s YosemiteLand podcast.

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State Government

A Wonky Electricity Plan Could Help California Meet Its Climate Goals — Or Doom Them?

July 17, 2018 | Ben Bradford

A proposal for the state to jointly plan its energy use with other Western states is moving through the state Legislature but faces opposition from some Democrats.

Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

YosemiteLand Podcast Launch

July 16, 2018 | Cody Drabble

CapRadio Environment Reporter Ezra David Romero previews his new limited series podcast, YosemiteLand.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP / File

Environment

California Meets Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal Years Early

July 11, 2018 | Ben Bradford

California greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels, meeting a target to do so by 2020. The state was helped in part by the end of the drought.

Courtesy of the Almond Board of California

Food and Sustainability

Record Crop For California Almonds As Growers Uncertain About Tariffs

July 9, 2018 | Rich Ibarra

Despite a winter freeze, California almonds will see an increase of almost 8 percent over last year.

Bureau of Land Management / Courtesy

Environment

Feds Want To Remove Millions Of Dead And Dying Trees From California’s Forests

July 9, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

The federal Bureau of Land Management plans to remove dead and dying trees on as many as 25,000 acres of California forest next year.

AP Photo/Noah Berger

Environment

Cal Fire Worries: Hot Temps And Fourth Of July Fireworks

July 2, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

The fires in Yolo and Lake counties have doubled the total acreage burned so far this fire season in California. Cal Fire is concerned what this week could bring.

Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP

Environment

California Plans To Spend $2 Billion To Fight Fires This Year

June 20, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

With temperatures forecast in the triple-digits this weekend, state agencies are preparing for fire season. Cal Fire officials say the group is already operating at peak levels weeks earlier than last year.