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Rob Jackson, Stanford University

Environment

"Water Windfall" Deep Beneath California's Central Valley

June 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new study finds California’s Central Valley has three times more water beneath it than previously estimated.

Ben Bradford/Capital Public Radio

State Government

The Problem With Telephone Poles

June 27, 2016 | Ben Bradford

A top energy regulator in California lists wooden telephone poles among his biggest headaches.

Jen Picard / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Audio Tour Describes Biggest Wildfire In Sierra Nevada

June 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

If you want to learn more about the largest wildfire ever in the Sierra Nevada, the 2013 Rim Fire, the Stanislaus National Forest is providing an audio tour for your drive.

Santa Barbara City Fire / Courtesy

Environment

Elevated Fire Danger In California As Drought Persists

June 23, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Not much change is expected in drought conditions in California during the summer "dry season" but wildfire danger is increasing, with 66 million dead trees in the Sierra Nevada adding potential fuel.

Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP

State Government

Despite Recent Rains, California Faces Brutal Fire Season

June 23, 2016 | Ben Adler

Any hope of a wet winter dousing California’s fire season is quickly going up in flames.

U.S. Forest Service / Courtesy

Environment

Forest Service: 66 Million Dead Trees In Sierra Nevada

June 22, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The U.S. Forest Service says 66 million trees are dead in the Sierra Nevada after four consecutive years of drought in California and a bark beetle infestation.

Aerial Spraying Against Mosquitoes Starts Wednesday

June 22, 2016 | Steve Milne

If you live in Carmichael or the Arden-Arcade area you may see low flying planes over the next two nights. They'll be spraying insecticides to stop a surge in mosquitoes.

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