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Environment

California Plans To Spend $2 Billion To Fight Fires This Year

June 20, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

With temperatures forecast in the triple-digits this weekend, state agencies are preparing for fire season. Cal Fire officials say the group is already operating at peak levels weeks earlier than last year.

Environment

Environmentalists Sue To Block Possible Elk Grove Expansion

June 18, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

The idea of expanding the city of Elk Grove's sphere of influence is being questioned by environmental groups. Meanwhile, the city says expansion could bring needed jobs.

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

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Portugal Joins Gov. Brown’s Under2 Coalition To Fight Climate Change

June 14, 2018 | Randol White

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa visited Sacramento Thursday and met with Gov. Jerry Brown to sign onto Brown’s Under2 Coalition to address climate change.

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Environment

Extreme Weather Dropped Lake Tahoe Clarity To Historic Lows In 2017

June 13, 2018 | Steve Milne

If you spent time on the water at Lake Tahoe last year and thought it looked a lot cloudier, you're right. UC Davis researchers say extreme weather — drought followed by heavy rains — caused clarity in 2017 to drop to its lowest recorded level.

USFWS Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office / Facebook

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Gray Wolf Shows Up In Nevada County, Expanding Historic Range

June 12, 2018 | Randol White

A gray wolf from Oregon has wandered into Nevada County, marking the farthest south in California that the species has been known to roam.

Ken James/California Department of Water Resources

Environment

The Oroville Dam Crisis Threatened A Bald Eagle Family, Here’s How Workers Responded

June 6, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Last year the Oroville Dam spillway nearly failed, threatening hundreds of thousands of lives — and also a couple of bald eagles in one very large nest.

Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Seaweed Could Help Farmers Tame Methane Emissions From Cow Burps

May 24, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Cow burps contribute much more to greenhouse gas emissions than flatulence. UC Davis researchers think adding seaweed to their diet might help reduce those methane emissions.

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