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  • Nick Ut / AP

    Capitol Roundup: Wright Resigns, Brown To Sign Groundwater Bills

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Democrat Rod Wright is resigning from the California state Senate after a judge sentenced him to 90 months in jail for lying about where he lived. Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign what he calls "historic" groundwater legislation Tuesday.

  • Schwarzenegger Praises California Climate Change Record

    Monday, September 08, 2014

    Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was among state, business and academic leaders who touted California’s record on climate change at a symposium Monday. The event also stressed the unaddressed dangers that climate change can bring.

  • Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

    Field Turf Replacing Natural Grass

    Friday, September 05, 2014

    High School football is upon us and tonight three Sacramento-area schools will begin the new season on brand new artificial turf - paid for with bonds that voters approved in 2012.

  • Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

    Utility Says Trees Water Consumption Worth The Benefits

    Wednesday, September 03, 2014

    The Sacramento Municipal Utility District's shade tree program has been around for 25 years. In spite of the drought, the utility says it will continue to fund the program for at least another two years because of the benefits trees provide.

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Toxic Algae Problem Likely To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

The issue of blue-green algae in lakes took the spotlight in August after the Ohio city of Toledo banned its drinking water for two days. Toledo could be a wake-up call for people around Lake Erie.


California Blue Whales On The Rebound, Study Says

California blue whales are rebounding to historic levels after being hammered by whaling, a University of Washington study says. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Trevor Branch, co-author of the study.


How Far Can Curiosity Take You?

As a kid, director James Cameron was fascinated with exploring the world around him — everything from pond water to bugs. Those childhood obsessions led him some of the deepest places underwater.


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