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    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.

  • Water Use Drops In Sacramento Region in September

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Overall water use decreased again in September compared to last year in the Sacramento region. Water providers are also pumping less groundwater, despite a heavier reliance on it in the drought.

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    US Forest Service & Environmentalists Settle Lawsuit

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    A legal battle between conservation groups and the US Forest Service over management of the Sierra Nevada national forests has come to an end. The groups have reached a settlement after nearly a decade.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    California Still At Risk Of Floods During Drought

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    If a flood were to hit Twitchell Island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta it would threaten much of California’s water supply. It’s why emergency management agencies are holding flood-fighting exercises during a drought.

  • Courtesy of California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Wildlife Officials Clean Up Illegal Marijuana Grows

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    This week, crews from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have hiked miles into Trinity County between Redding and the ocean. They've gone in to dismantle six illegal marijuana grows and clean up tons of waste and chemicals.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    Rooftop Solar Installed in Low Income Neighborhood

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    The nation's largest solar nonprofit is installing free solar energy systems in the Oak Park neighborhood of Sacramento. The project is designed to help homeowners in low income neighborhoods.

  • Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

    Voters Will Decide Fate Of $7.5 Billion Water Bond

    Tuesday, October 07, 2014

    On November 4th, California voters will decide the fate of a $7.5 billion bond intended to improve the state’s water system. Proposition 1 is one of the most closely watched measures on the ballot. But it has divided some environmental groups.

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The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.


Saving The Amazon Will Take More Than Stopping Loggers

In order to save the Amazon, it's not enough for deforestation to stop; areas that have been denuded also need recuperation. A Brazilian research scientist has released a report with the World Wildlife Fund that suggested actions to curb the effect of humans on the world's largest rainforest.


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Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.


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