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    CPUC Head Peevey Leaves A Mixed Legacy

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Michael Peevey is winning praise and criticism for his controversial tenure leading the California Public Utilities Commission. Peevey, who served as CPUC president for the last 12 years, led his final meeting Thursday.

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    Study: Green Buildings Deliver Climate Benefits

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    Green buildings in California reduce energy, use less water, and produce less waste. But a new study shows there is room for improvement when it comes to commute-related greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    California Storm May Bring Mudslides In King Fire Area

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Even before this week's storm, the Eldorado National Forest had already experienced some small debris flows in the area burned by the King Fire. The US Forest Service is expecting mudslides to continue throughout the winter.

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    US House Debates Drought Relief Bill

    Monday, December 08, 2014

    A Republican- backed drought relief bill for California is headed to the floor of the US House of Representatives for a vote Tuesday. The legislation ignited an hour of debate Monday.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    California Fish and Wildlife Rescue Salmon In Yolo Bypass

    Wednesday, December 03, 2014

    Scientists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife spent Wednesday in the rain rescuing salmon. Hundreds of salmon get caught in dead end canals in the Yolo Bypass just west of Sacramento.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    California's Water Conservation Rate Drops

    Tuesday, December 02, 2014

    For the second straight month, California’s water conservation rate has declined. The State Water Resources Control Board says the reason behind the drop isn't clear.

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