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    Salmon Survival In California's Drought

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    Salmon rely on cool water temperatures and aquatic plants to survive. So California’s drought has hit them particularly hard. But UC Davis researchers have found one area where the fish are flourishing.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    Independent Scientific Study on California Fracking Released

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    The oil extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing is much different in California than in other states. That’s the finding of the first independent scientific assessment required under the state’s new fracking regulations.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    Lawmakers Say Water Bond Oversight Will Be Priority

    Monday, January 12, 2015

    Some California lawmakers say making sure water bond money is spent wisely will be key to helping California better manage water in future droughts. Managing drought was the topic of a Public Policy Institute of California conference.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    Floating Weather Station Will Measure Water Evaporation

    Monday, January 12, 2015

    There’s something high-tech and strange floating on Folsom Lake right now. Scientists have launched a weather station on a buoy. The station will provide much more than just weather information.

  • Photo / High Speed Rail Authority Staff

    Groundbreaking Held For Nation's First High Speed Rail System

    Tuesday, January 06, 2015

    California Governor Jerry Brown and 1,200 other dignitaries marked the beginning of construction for the nation’s first high speed rail system. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Tuesday in Fresno for the $68 billion project.

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Alaska politicians are furious about Obama's proposal to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. They've argued ANWR is vital to the state's economic future.


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Renee Montagne talks to Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski about White House plans to designate 12 million acres of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.


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