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California Rolls Out New Plan To Reduce Carbon Emissions

December 2, 2016 | Randol White

The State of California is out with a new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions an additional 40 percent beyond 2020 goals. The draft proposal was released Friday and calls for the most-ambitious reduction in North America.

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Scientists Seek Crowd-Sourced Data To Map Land Damaged By Wild Pigs

December 2, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Wild pigs cause serious damage to grazing lands and watersheds. UC Cooperative Extension scientists have developed a GIS-based tracking app to assess wild pig damage in order to figure out how to mitigate the creatures' impacts.

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California Lays Out Long-Term Plan For Water Conservation

November 30, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California state agencies have released a long-term plan for water conservation. The proposal makes permanent some emergency water conservation measures already in place to deal with the state’s drought.

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Concerns Raised Over California's Plan To Provide More Water For Fish

November 29, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators hear from residents and farmers concerned about a plan to provide more water for threatened fish in the San Joaquin River and its tributaries.

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State Water Project To Deliver 20 Percent of Requested Water In California

November 28, 2016 | Amy Quinton

The State Water Project will deliver more water to California cities and farmland in 2017 than it did this year- at least initially.

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Cap-And-Trade Auction Recovers From Two Quarter Fall

November 22, 2016 | Ben Bradford

California will receive more money for green energy projects. Revenue from its cap-and-trade program rebounded in November, after two dismal auctions earlier in the year.

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