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  • UC Davis Looks For Good Grapes And Ways To Save Water

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Students at the UC Davis winery are picking grapes earlier than normal for this year's wines. The school says the fruit and wine should be fine this year, but worry about their source of water next year.

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    California's Drought Pushes Tiny Fish Toward Extinction

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Researchers at UC Davis fear that California’s drought may soon claim its first victim, the Red Hills Roach. The tiny fish is losing its water. Scientists fear it may soon be pushed to extinction.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Water Bond Deal Draws Rare Unity At Capitol

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Californians will be voting on a new water bond this fall. On Wednesday night, Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers replaced the $11 billion bond on the November ballot with a smaller one they believe has a better chance of passing at the polls.

  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Crucial Vote Nears For Plastic Bag Ban

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    The battle over a statewide plastic bag ban is approaching a crucial vote in the California legislature, prompting heavy lobbying from supporters and opponents.

  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Water Talks Extended As New Proposal Emerges

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have released a new $7.2 billion water bond proposal, but there's no deal yet. To buy more time, lawmakers have extended a key election deadline by 48 hours.

  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    Storage, Tunnels Clog Water Bond Talks As Deadline Nears

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    With time running out for Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers to negotiate a replacement to the $11 billion water bond on the November ballot, two contentious issues have emerged as sticking points.

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California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.


Pesticides Used On Florida's Mosquitoes May Harm Butterflies

Environmentalists and a South Florida community want to limit aerial spraying for mosquitoes — saying it's ineffective and harmful to wildlife. Two butterfly species were added to the endangered list.


California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.


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President of the Sierra Business Council, Truckee


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Geology Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis


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