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Environment

Satellite Imagery Gives Crews A New Angle In Fighting Fires

September 25, 2017

While firefighters on the ground fought the Detwiler Fire this summer, scientists hundreds of miles away helped direct them using satellite imagery update every 30 seconds.

Sept. 2017 Earthquake in Mexico City / Wikimedia Commons

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Lessons From Mexico On Earthquake Warning Systems

September 25, 2017 | Chris Remington

Will California be ready for the next big earthquake? UC Davis Professor Jonathan Rundle explains what we learned from Mexico last week and what warning systems are currently in place.

Melina Watts / Courtesy

Insight With Beth Ruyak

200 Years Of California History From A Tree’s Perspective

September 25, 2017 | Chris Remington

Melina Sempill Watts' debut novels explores the history and ecology of California’s Santa Monica Mountains through the perspective of a tree.

CalChannel

State Government

How Water Bill Was Resurrected In Legislature's Final Hours

September 21, 2017 | Ben Adler

Here's how the sausage is really made in the California Capitol. Or, more precisely: how a bill backed by water agencies but despised by environmentalists can go from its deathbed to the governor’s desk on the Legislature’s final night of session.

Curtis Haynes

Environment

Uncertainty For Delta Tunnel Project As Key Water District Backs Out

September 21, 2017 | Daniel Potter

Fresno’s Westlands Water District says it won’t help pay for California’s $16 billion delta tunnels project. That raises questions for how the proposal to overhaul the state’s water system will move forward.

Department of Water Resources

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Delta Tunnels Project In Jeopardy

September 21, 2017 | Chris Remington

In a key vote Tuesday, Gov. Brown’s Delta Tunnels project faces a funding hurdle now that could kill the project. Sacramento Bee reporter Ryan Sabalow explains.

Ralf Smallkaa /Flickr

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Kushman By the Bottle: Wineries And Farm To Fork

September 20, 2017 | Jen Picard

How do California wineries take part in California's farm to fork marketplace? Wine expert Rick Kushman returns to talk about that and the fall harvest.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Environment

California Farming District Rejects Water Tunnel Plan

September 19, 2017

(AP) - Board members of a key California farming district have voted not to participate in Gov. Jerry Brown's $16 billion water tunnel proposal.