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Feds Say Delta Tunnels Won't Push Fish To Extinction

June 26, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Two federal wildlife agencies gave a green light to Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to re-engineer California’s water delivery system.

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Looming Eclipse Poses Challenge For Solar-Reliant California

June 26, 2017 | Ben Bradford

California, a massive solar energy presence, will face a major challenge with a solar eclipse expected August 21. Experts are looking to supplement the gap in power using natural gas plants at night.


Sacramento Sizzles Without The Delta Breeze

June 23, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Multiple records were again broken Thursday as temperatures in the region soared well above 100 degrees as they have for the past week. Where's the Delta Breeze?

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Plan To Regionalize Western Power Grid Stalls Post-Trump

June 21, 2017 | Ben Bradford

California energy regulators are calling for conservation this week as a precaution against blackouts. Meanwhile, a proposal to pool energy with other Western states—which could help meet spikes in demand—has stalled post-presidential election.

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Air Pollution From Wildfires Much Worse Than Previous Estimates

June 15, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Scientists have long known that wildfires pollute the air with soot and other fine particles that are dangerous to human health. But as a new study shows, particle pollution from wildfires is much worse than previously thought.


Trump's Budget Would Cut Regional Climate Centers

June 13, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A wealth of weather and climate data and the jobs of the scientists who analyze it may be at risk under President Trump’s budget proposal.

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Brown: 'Grossly Hypocritical' To Oppose Oil Production In California

June 12, 2017 | Ben Adler | Ben Bradford

Despite California Gov. Jerry Brown’s ascension to the global stage in the fight against climate change, he’s far from universally admired by environmentalists here at home. But in a CapRadio interview, he defended his record as a necessary balance.

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