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Ever Dissect A Frog In Grade School? In California, That May Become A Thing Of The Past

February 27, 2019

A group of lawmakers and organizations have created a bill that would make classroom dissections a thing of the past for California K-12 students.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

News Network: Preparing For 'The Big One'

February 26, 2019

The host and producers of KPCC’s earthquake preparedness podcast, “The Big One,” join Insight to discuss what they’ve learned about the how to survive the eventuality of California’s next big tremblor.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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White House Ends California Talks On Mileage Standards

February 21, 2019

(AP) — The Trump administration says it has ended talks with California over mileage standards, moving the two closer to a potential court battle.

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Sacramento Might Feel More Like Bakersfield By 2080

February 20, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

In 60 years, the climate in the United States could shift drastically. Now, there's a web tool to see how climate change might impact your city.

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California Lawmakers Toy With Idea Of Replacing Sales Tax With A Carbon Tax

February 19, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

The idea is to place a tax on every item sold in the state based on how much carbon is emitted when it's made. Sen. Ben Allen introduced a study bill on this requiring the California Air Resources Board to report back to the legislature by 2021.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Cap-And-Trade Funds Sustainable Development

February 19, 2019

Last year, the California Strategic Growth Council awarded the city of Sacramento funding to build a new light rail stop and redevelop the Twin Rivers housing project as a green community using money from the state’s Cap-and-Trade program.

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