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  • Study: Causes Of Drought Linked To Climate Change

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    The drought currently hitting California is one of the worst in state history. A new study by climate scientists at Stanford links the cause of the drought to climate change.

  • California Burning: Northern Californians Prepare For Megafires

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    A year after the Sierra Nevada's largest wildfire ever and in the midst of a severe drought we examine how northern Californians are coping with the increased threat of megafires. Part 1 of our 5-part series and mulitmedia project California Burning.

  • City of Sacramento

    City Plans To Update Water Wells

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    New motors, screens, and some casing repairs are in the works for eight of Sacramento's water wells. Some of the wells are more than 400-feet deep.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    King Fire Update: Latest Evacuation Orders, Road Closures

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    UPDATE: 6:42 P.M. - The King Fire has grown throughout the day, and stands at 27,930 acres as of early Wednesday evening. - This article has the latest updates, a list of evacuation orders, as well as links to resources.

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Death Toll From Japanese Volcano Rises

Nearly 50 people are listed as dead from an eruption of Mount Ontake, located about 125 miles west of Tokyo.


California Enacts Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning plastic grocery bags throughout the state. "This bill is a step in the right direction," he said. "We're the first to ban these bags, and we won't be the last."


Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags Is Enacted In California

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 270, the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in the U.S. It requires a 10-cent fee for the use of compostable or paper bags.


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Professor of Management, UC Davis Graduate School of Management


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Executive Director and Founder of the American River Conservancy, Coloma


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Co-Executive Director, Community Water Center, Visalia


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President of the Sierra Business Council, Truckee


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Geology Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis


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Communications Manager, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District


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