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California May Ban Pesticides Near Schools

September 29, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators are proposing new rules designed to protect schoolchildren from pesticides that blow in from nearby farms.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

CapRadio Reporter Amy Quinton Recalls 135-Mile Journey Through Grand Canyon

September 22, 2016

In March, a group of UC Davis graduate students and their professors took a white-water rafting trip on the Colorado River where it flows through the Grand Canyon. CapRadio reporter Amy Quinton

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It Takes A River: A 135-Mile Journey Down The Colorado

September 21, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Each spring, a group of UC Davis student scientists and their professors take a whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon to study a river that sustains 40 million people. Capital Public Radio’s Amy Quinton traveled with them.

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California Would Provide More Water To Fish Under Plan

September 15, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators have released a draft plan that would increase water for threatened fish and reduce water for farmers.

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State Government

Brown Signs Bills Distributing Cap And Trade Revenues

September 14, 2016 | Ben Adler

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a package of four bills that spend money raised through California’s “cap and trade” greenhouse gas reduction program. It's part of a new effort to fight climate change in California’s disadvantaged communities.


Study: Delta Tunnel Plan Would Require Federal Funding

September 14, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A previously unreleased economic analysis shows the federal government would need to pay for nearly a third of cost of a plan to build two tunnels to carry water across the state.

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