Click to listen
Click to listen
& access playlist
Click to listen
& access playlist
- NEWS 90.9 KXJZ Sacramento
- 90.5 KKTO Tahoe/Reno
- 91.3 KUOP Stockton
- 88.1 KQNC Quincy
- MUSIC 88.9 KXPR Sacramento
- 91.7 KXSR Groveland/Sonora
- 88.7 KXJS Sutter/Yuba City
Featured Environment Stories
Firefighters continue to battle a wildfire burning in Yosemite National Park.
Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was among state, business and academic leaders who touted California’s record on climate change at a symposium Monday. The event also stressed the unaddressed dangers that climate change can bring.
A pair of wildfires -- one inside Yosemite National Park, and another 15-miles south of the park -- have forced officials to evacuate about 300 homes and 100 backcountry campers.
(AP) — The 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Northern California on August 24 is credited for shaking loose at least 200,000 gallons of groundwater a day, filling dry creek beds and parched streams.
A 5-part series from environment reporter Amy Quinton examining the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta inside and out, from its habitat and residents to its crucial role as the state's major supplier of water.
Reservoir levels are at historic lows, municipalities are ordering mandatory conservation and farmers are bracing for water shortages. CapRadio has coverage on how Californians are being impacted by the drought.
A long-range U.S. government forecast shows the drought in California will stick around.
The drought has farmers cutting back on watering, but some San Joaquin County growers say less water can mean a better crop.
UPDATED: The King Fire in El Dorado County is at 82,018 acres and is 17 percent contained.
The unincorporated community of Green Valley had an unexpected outcome from the Napa earthquake four weeks ago – a new water supply.
Even with this week’s heat wave and the drought reducing the state’s energy supply, California is expected to finish the summer without a power shortage.
UPDATE: 6:42 P.M. - The King Fire has grown throughout the day, and stands at 27,930 acres as of early Wednesday evening. - This article has the latest updates, a list of evacuation orders, as well as links to resources.
Smoke from the King Fire in El Dorado County has prompted health advisories from air districts in Nevada and California.
Governor Jerry Brown has signed a package of legislation aimed at regulating groundwater use in California.
UPDATED (AP) -- A fire in Siskiyou County has destroyed more than 100 homes in the town of Weed.
UPDATE 10:20PM.- The King Fire forced the closure of a stretch of Hwy 50 Tuesday night, and has grown to 12,780 acres. Additional evacuations were ordered, including the entire community of Swansboro. Pollock Pines schools will be closed Wednesday.
Democrat Rod Wright is resigning from the California state Senate after a judge sentenced him to 90 months in jail for lying about where he lived. Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign what he calls "historic" groundwater legislation Tuesday.
Farm life meets downtown Sacramento.
Insight: News Network: Meadow Fire / California's Drought: Sierra College Lecture / "What Becomes A Legend Most" / Mother FalconTuesday, September 9, 2014
The founder of Yubanet gives an update on the Meadow Fire in Yosemite. A Sierra College lecture will outline the challenges in managing the state's water systems. Author Kathey Norton talks about her new book on sex, fame and rock and roll.
Insight: Capitol Chat / SB270: Plastic Bag Ban / In The Footsteps Of Greatness / Sound Advice: Devin YamanakaThursday, August 21, 2014
Opposing sides of a bill that would ban plastic grocery bags outline their positions. Author and endurance athlete Josh Mathe talks about running the 212-mile John Muir trail. And Devin Yamanaka has this week's Sound Advice.
Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / California State Parks / Sacramento Seafood / Les MiserablesMonday, July 28, 2014
The Political Junkie gives his take on the governor's visit to Mexico. We learn how Cal Poly Pomona students are rethinking California's state parks. Plus, we discuss seafood safety and Fair Oaks Theater production's Les Miserables.
It’s been a challenging year for California avocado farmers.
Insight: Effects Of Drought On Agriculture / Ukraine's Future / Sacramento and Davis Shakespeare FestivalsWednesday, July 16, 2014
A co-author of a new UC Davis report explains how the drought is hurting farmers. A USC professor discusses the fine line Ukraine’s new president will need to walk to stabilize the country. Plus, summer Shakespeare festivals in Sacramento and Davis.
Ben Adler talks with Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins about water bond negotiations. Award-winning photographer Micah Albert shares new work from the Sahara Desert. And a debut novel by Patrick Guderski revolves around a Julliard audition.
Funding Provided by:
The Hargadon Files
Bowman on Books
by Chris Bowman
Read more >>
Rockefeller Brothers Fund Forsakes Its Legacy
On Monday, at the U.N. climate change conference in New York, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and several dozen other groups will announce their divestment from fossil fuels.
All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit
More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day summit sponsored by the United Nations. They have been instructed to arrive Tuesday with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.
Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change
The People's Climate March was timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week's U.N. Climate Summit in New York.
Tweets by @CapRadioQuinton
Environmental writer, Davis
Chairman, Editorial Advisory Board
Co-Director and Founder of the California Environmental Legacy Project and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Sacramento State University
Nicole Woolsey Biggart
Professor of Management, UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Executive Director and Founder of the American River Conservancy, Coloma
Co-Executive Director, Community Water Center, Visalia
Richard M. Frank
Professor and Director of the California Environmental Law & Policy Center at the UC Davis School of Law
President of the Sierra Business Council, Truckee
Geology Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Davis
Graduate student, Department of Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University
Communications Manager, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Patagonia’s Vice President of Environmental Initiatives and Special Media Projects
Barton H. “Buzz” Thompson, Jr.
Professor in Natural Resources Law and Director of the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University
Paul S. Towers
Organizing & Media Director, Pesticide Action Network North America