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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Solar Eclipse 2017 Casts A Shadow Across The West

August 21, 2017 | Chris Remington

We hear from reporters, scientists, and photographers in California and Oregon as the 2017 solar eclipse takes place.

Gosia Wozniacka / AP

Health Care

Cal EPA Moves Toward Tighter Pesticide Restrictions

August 18, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

The state Department of Pesticide Regulations Friday released their newest risk assessment for a commonly used pesticide called chlorpyrifos.

(Joel Ryan / AP)

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

August 17, 2017 | Chris Remington

If you plan on watching the solar eclipse next Monday, we have tips on where to go and how to do it safely. CapRadio’s Amy Quinton and Dr. Donald Bucklin have the details.

Photo / Sue Graue

Environment

A Dozen Water Storage Projects Compete For Bond Funding

August 16, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A dozen water storage projects are vying for money from the Proposition One water bond California voters approved in the midst of the drought in 2014.

Ezra David Romero / Valley Public Radio

Environment

Should Congress Make It Legal To Mountain Bike In Wilderness Areas?

August 16, 2017

A bill from California Republican Tom McClintock would allow biking in the country’s 109 million acres of wilderness, but not everyone loves the idea of allowing bikes into wilderness areas.

Kenneth Holbrook / Courtesy

Insight With Beth Ruyak

California Native: Indigenous Communities And Environmental Stewardship

August 16, 2017 | Chris Remington

Indigenous communities in California are on the front lines in the major conservation movements across the state. We continue our California Native series with a conversation about environmental stewardship.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Summer Gardening: What To Grow In The Heat, And How To Save Your Succulents

August 16, 2017 | Chris Remington

Jennifer Khal with the Elk Grove Secret Garden is taking her gardening workshop on the road with special events coming the next few months.

Environment

California Farmer To Pay $1.1 Million Fine For Plowing Field

August 15, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A California farmer has agreed to pay a $1.1 million fine for plowing a field in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Environment

A Trip Down The Feather River Shows Impacts Of Oroville Spillway Failure

August 14, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

Fishing guide Brian Clemens has seen the changes on the Feather River firsthand following the significant releases of water from Lake Oroville.

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