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    US Forest Service & Environmentalists Settle Lawsuit

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    A legal battle between conservation groups and the US Forest Service over management of the Sierra Nevada national forests has come to an end. The groups have reached a settlement after nearly a decade.

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    California Still At Risk Of Floods During Drought

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    If a flood were to hit Twitchell Island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta it would threaten much of California’s water supply. It’s why emergency management agencies are holding flood-fighting exercises during a drought.

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    Wildlife Officials Clean Up Illegal Marijuana Grows

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    This week, crews from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have hiked miles into Trinity County between Redding and the ocean. They've gone in to dismantle six illegal marijuana grows and clean up tons of waste and chemicals.

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    Rooftop Solar Installed in Low Income Neighborhood

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    The nation's largest solar nonprofit is installing free solar energy systems in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. The project is designed to help homeowners in low income neighborhoods.

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    Voters Will Decide Fate Of $7.5 Billion Water Bond

    Tuesday, October 07, 2014

    On November 4th, California voters will decide the fate of a $7.5 billion bond intended to improve the state’s water system. Proposition 1 is one of the most closely watched measures on the ballot. But it has divided some environmental groups.

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Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.


Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.


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