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California Governor Jerry Brown says the state can lead the way with its water policies just as California is leading the way with initiatives for renewable energy and climate change.
Scientists may soon have a more accurate way to predict the extent and severity of droughts, floods and even the amount of food California can produce.
The California Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of two lawsuits that challenged the way California plans to pay for High Speed Rail. The decision paves the way for the project to move forward.
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.
The state of California is making some changes to its new fracking regulations based on nearly 100-thousand comments from the public.
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.
The Sacramento Region may get millions of dollars for water projects to help during the drought.
A Sierra Nevada forest untouched by humans probably doesn't look like you would expect. It’s not shady, dark-green and dense. It looks more like a park with meadows and trees black and scarred from lightning strikes. Yet this forest is very healthy.
The increased threat of wildfires in California is fueling new technologies to both fight and predict wildfires, from satellites in the sky to virtual firefighting on the ground.
California has received less than 60 percent of the rain and snow this water year that it normally gets. Water managers are warning the new water year may be just as bad.
The drought currently hitting California is one of the worst in state history. A new study by climate scientists at Stanford links the cause of the drought to climate change.
A year after the Sierra Nevada's largest wildfire ever and in the midst of a severe drought we examine how northern Californians are coping with the increased threat of megafires. Part 1 of our 5-part series and mulitmedia project California Burning.
A discussion with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy on managing forests to protect watersheds. A Marine-turned-actor talks about “Basetrack Live.” In Pet Tales, Gina Spadafori explains knee injuries in dogs. Plus, guitarist Roland Dyens performs.
We continue our conversation about wildfires in California. Two of the field’s top researchers – one from Berkeley, the other from Australia – discuss managing forests and fires. Plus, foothills Poet Molly Fisk and Comedian Johnny Taylor.
CapRadio's Amy Quinton explains how California manages wildfires as part of her week-long series “California Burning.” The Political Junkie is back for his weekly discussion. Plus,a UC Davis lecturer on The Simpsons and Jazz Saxophonist Oliver Lake.
Insight: News Network: Meadow Fire / California's Drought: Sierra College Lecture / "What Becomes A Legend Most" / Mother FalconTuesday, September 9, 2014
The founder of Yubanet gives an update on the Meadow Fire in Yosemite. A Sierra College lecture will outline the challenges in managing the state's water systems. Author Kathey Norton talks about her new book on sex, fame and rock and roll.
Insight: Capitol Chat / SB270: Plastic Bag Ban / In The Footsteps Of Greatness / Sound Advice: Devin YamanakaThursday, August 21, 2014
Opposing sides of a bill that would ban plastic grocery bags outline their positions. Author and endurance athlete Josh Mathe talks about running the 212-mile John Muir trail. And Devin Yamanaka has this week's Sound Advice.
Insight: The Political Junkie Goes West / California State Parks / Sacramento Seafood / Les MiserablesMonday, July 28, 2014
The Political Junkie gives his take on the governor's visit to Mexico. We learn how Cal Poly Pomona students are rethinking California's state parks. Plus, we discuss seafood safety and Fair Oaks Theater production's Les Miserables.
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Why Are The Great Lakes On The Rise?
Host Audie Cornish talks with Drew Gronewold, a hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about why water levels in lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are rising.
The Kissimmee: A River Re-Curved
In Florida, a key river is undergoing the largest environmental restoration effort in the world. But when complete, a looming water shortage means the river's waters still face an uncertain future.
Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery
Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?
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