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Environment

When It Comes To Saving Yosemite From Fire, Fire May Be The Solution

August 8, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Listen now to the latest episode of Capital Public Radio’s YosemiteLand podcast.

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Environment

Extreme California Wildfires Emit More Greenhouse Gases — But Scientists Don’t Know Exactly How Much

August 7, 2018 | Ben Bradford

Wildfires put a lot of emissions into the air at the same time as California is trying to reduce them, but scientists are unsure about a fire’s carbon footprint.

Julia Mitric / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

California Study Finds Widely-Used Pesticide Harmful To Bees

August 3, 2018 | Nadine Sebai

A California Department of Pesticide Regulation study says neonicotinoids could be harmful to bee populations. Advocates say it’s time for the state to ban them, but citrus growers say they depend on the pesticide to protect their crops.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Environment

The Feds Decided Not To Ban A Pesticide. Then California Opted To List It As Toxic.

July 31, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

A few months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled to not ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, California's Scientific Review Panel unanimously agreed this week that it should be listed as a toxic air contaminant.

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