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Environment

Hundreds Of California Species At Risk Of Extinction, United Nations Report Says — In Addition To Millions Globally

May 6, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

In California, there are around 300 species at risk and 346 species in California, Nevada and Southern Oregon combined.

Al Golub / Yosemite Conservancy / National Park Service

Environment

Red-Legged Frogs Thriving In Yosemite After Long Absence

May 6, 2019

(AP) — Red-legged frogs made famous by Mark Twain are thriving in Yosemite Valley after a decades-long absence.

California High-Speed Rail Authority / Facebook

State Government

Price Tag For California High-Speed Rail Increases Again, But State Says There’s Money To Build From Merced To Bakersfield

May 1, 2019 | Ben Adler

In his first formal move to shape the future of the state’s high-speed rail project, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has released cost estimates and plans to build track, trains and stations in the Central Valley.

John and Karen Hollingsworth / USFWS

Environment

Do We Still Need To Protect Gray Wolves? Trump Administration Says No, Advocates Disagree.

May 1, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

The Trump administration wants to strip federal protection of gray wolves in almost all of the lower 48 states. Wolves were listed under federal endangered species laws in 1978.

frankieleon / Flickr

Environment

It's Festival Season! One California Lawmaker Wants To Reduce Plastic Waste By Allowing Reusable Cups And Plates.

April 22, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

Current law prohibits the use of reusable foodware like cups, plates and forks at temporary events, because they must be cleaned at approved facilities. A new bill could change that.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Power Companies Want To Build Charging Stations Along California Freeways To Move The Trucking Industry To Electric Vehicles

April 18, 2019 | Randol White

The plan is to complete a study by the end of this year, with the first installation of chargers by early 2020.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

As Temperatures Rise, Scientists Hope Predicting Heat Waves Could Prevent Fatalities And Damage In California

April 17, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

As climate change creates more extremes in weather it’s important to know when heat waves will hit California. Now scientists think a phenomenon in the Indian and eastern Pacific Oceans might predict when the next one could hit the state.

Greg Balzer /Flickr

State Government

California Could Require Zero-Emission Shuttles At Its Largest Airports

April 17, 2019 | Scott Rodd

A proposal from the state Air Resources Board would make shuttle services more eco-friendly — and it could pave the way for larger transportation sectors to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Nesting Shorebirds Block Sacramento Area High School From Using New Turf Field

April 8, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

Lacrosse players at Rio Americano High School won't be able to play their first game this week on their new turf field. It's because of a pair of nesting shorebirds called killdeer.

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