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Drought Intensifies As Wildfires Grow In Western U.S.

July 28, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The drought intensified over the last week in the Western U.S. as the region swelters under a heatwave and firefighters battle major wildfires.

Karin Higgins / UC Davis


Disturbing Trends For Health Of Lake Tahoe

July 28, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Scientists find record-breaking measurements in a report that examines the environmental health of Lake Tahoe.


New Poll Shows Californians' Opinions On Climate Change, Water

July 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new poll shows Californians support the goals of the state’s landmark law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also found that Californians want state and local governments to do more when it comes to the drought.

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Fire Restrictions In Northern California Counties

July 27, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Dangerous fire weather conditions has prompted one federal agency to impose fire restrictions on public lands in northern California.

Department of Water Resources


Hearings Begin On California Governor Jerry Brown's Delta Tunnel Project

July 26, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California water regulators heard arguments for and against Governor Jerry Brown’s controversial plan to build twin tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio


Drought Persists And So Does Water Conservation In Sacramento

July 21, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Mandatory statewide water conservation rules have ended in California. But Sacramento-area users conserved 22 percent in June, compared to June 2013.

David Slipher / Courtesy UC Davis


Pigeon 'Whisperers' Use Birds To Track Lead Pollution

July 20, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A UC Davis researcher has used pigeons to track lead pollution in New York City and plans to do the same in California cities and agricultural areas.

Photo / Pesticide Watch


California To Set Legal Limit On Probable Carcinogen In Water

July 19, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators will soon set a legal limit on a probable carcinogen found in public drinking water systems around the state.

Ed Bierman / Flickr


More Organic Material In California Landfills

July 18, 2016 | Julia Mitric

California put 2 million tons more material into landfills in 2015 than in the previous year, according to new data from CalRecycle. 40 percent of that is made up of food waste and other organic material.

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