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Environment

Despite E. Coli Decline On American River, Unhealthy Levels Still Prompt Caution While Swimming

April 24, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Last year the American River in Sacramento was put on California's list of impaired waterways because of elevated E. coli levels. Even though the most recent tests reported were all safe, county officials encourage caution on the river.

Marcel Holyoak / Flickr

Environment

California Protects Tricolored Blackbird As A Threatened Species, Fewer Than 200,000 Remain

April 23, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Male Tricolored Blackbirds have a red spot and a white bar on their wings. They mostly call California home, and the bird’s population has dropped by 55 percent since 2008.

Ingrid Taylar / Flickr

Environment

Imported Bullfrogs Responsible For Transfer Of Fungus That Kills Its Western Cousins, Study Suggests

April 17, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Scientists think they’ve found the reason why amphibian populations across the Western United States are in decline. The culprit: imported American bullfrogs used for food and pets.

USFWS Pacific Southwest Region / Flickr

State Government

California’s Largest Water District Agrees To Spend Billions On Delta Tunnel Project

April 10, 2018 | Ben Bradford

A massive infrastructure project to build two tunnels under the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta has found new funding from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

California Presents Unique Roadblock For Trump Administration Attempt To Roll Back Fuel Regulations

April 2, 2018 | Ben Bradford

The Trump administration has announced it will roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency targets for cars and trucks, setting up a showdown with California.

mariordo59 / Flickr

Environment

Climate Change Gets Its Day In Court, Oil Companies To Blame, Says Bay Area Cities

March 20, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Fishing-industry spokesperson says it could be a major hardship to the fishermen.

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