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    Damage From King Fire Could Get Worse

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    The King Fire in the El Dorado National Forest burned nearly 100,000 acres before it was finally contained last month. Its size might pale in comparison to the 257,000 acre Rim Fire last year, but the damage is strikingly similar and could get worse.

  • California Solar Farms Spur Job Growth

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    A new report from UC Berkeley shows California leading the nation in the use of solar energy in the last five years. Most of the increase is in the construction of solar-farms.

  • Drew Kelly / The Nature Conservancy

    Farmers Needed To Flood Fields For Birds In Drought

    Monday, November 03, 2014

    The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service is looking for farmers in the Sacramento Valley willing to flood their fields to help migrating birds. Experts are worried that without enough habitat, birds will die in the drought.

  • Photo / California Department of Water Resources

    California Releases Comprehensive Water Plan

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    The California Department of Water Resources has released its plan for how to manage water for the next 40 years. It will require investing billions of dollars over the next decade.

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Shrinking Sea Ice Could Put Polar Bears In Grave Peril By 2100

A new study looks at the future of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and finds that by the end of this century, the region might be ice-free for 2 to 5 months, something that puts bears in grave peril.


Lower Ozone Standard Would Raise The Compliance Bar For Business

Public health groups say lower levels will benefit people who suffer from asthma or other respiratory illnesses. Business groups say it's another expensive hoop to jump through.


EPA Proposes New Rules To Curb Ozone Levels

The rules would lower the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb and 70 ppb. They are likely to be opposed by industry groups as well as Republicans.


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