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Environment

Power Companies Want To Build Charging Stations Along California Freeways To Move The Trucking Industry To Electric Vehicles

April 18, 2019 | Randol White

The plan is to complete a study by the end of this year, with the first installation of chargers by early 2020.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

As Temperatures Rise, Scientists Hope Predicting Heat Waves Could Prevent Fatalities And Damage In California

April 17, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

As climate change creates more extremes in weather it’s important to know when heat waves will hit California. Now scientists think a phenomenon in the Indian and eastern Pacific Oceans might predict when the next one could hit the state.

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State Government

California Could Require Zero-Emission Shuttles At Its Largest Airports

April 17, 2019 | Scott Rodd

A proposal from the state Air Resources Board would make shuttle services more eco-friendly — and it could pave the way for larger transportation sectors to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Nesting Shorebirds Block Sacramento Area High School From Using New Turf Field

April 8, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

Lacrosse players at Rio Americano High School won't be able to play their first game this week on their new turf field. It's because of a pair of nesting shorebirds called killdeer.

Nicholas Albrecht for The California Sunday Magazine

Insight With Beth Ruyak

News Network: Daniel Duane On Yosemite’s Dying Glaciers

April 4, 2019

Daniel Duane discusses his investigation of the impact climate change is having on Yosemite National Park, which was published this week in The California Sunday Magazine.

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Environment

‘A California Water Supply Dream’: Record Snowpack Measured In Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe Region

April 2, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

The state received some good news on Tuesday: Its snowpack is well above normal, at 162 percent of average.

Timo Sack / Wikimedia Commons

Environment

To Rid California Of Rodents Of Unusual Size, State To Use Detection Dogs And ‘Judas Nutria’

March 26, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

California has a rodent problem, but it's not mice or rats. Nutria are 20-pound invasive rodents that like to burrow in the state's wetlands and water delivery systems. The state has killed 410 in a year.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

Environment

Large Storms Expected To Add Up To Four Feet In California’s Sierra Nevada This Week

March 25, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

The first could drop more than a quarter-of-an-inch of rain at low elevations, and up to a foot of snow in the mountains. The second storm, arriving Tuesday evening, could triple the rain and snow totals from the first storm.

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