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Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio


California Regulators Examine Safety Of Food Irrigated With Oil Wastewater

October 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators are taking a closer look at the safety of food irrigated with wastewater from oil and gas operations.

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Water Use In The Sacramento Region Up In September

October 26, 2016 | Steve Milne

People in the Sacramento region are not conserving as much water as they did last year, when state-mandated reductions were still in place. The latest figures show water use fell by 15 percent in September, compared to 27 percent in September 2015.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio


California Rainy Season Begins; Wildfires Increase Risk of Flash Flooding

October 24, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Five years of drought exacerbated wildfires across California. Fire and flood agencies say those burned areas now have an increased risk of flash flooding.

Bill Ravlin / Michigan State University

Food and Sustainability

Creating Poly-Culture Fields Could Ward Off Pests, Study Finds

October 17, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Crop-eating insects thrive in fields planted with one crop variety. Scientists at UC Davis led a study to look at the diets of 53 pest species to find out why.


Strange Bedfellows Form Coalition To Increase Water Supply

October 13, 2016 | Amy Quinton

An odd assortment of corporations, nonprofits, environmental and agricultural groups have joined forces to help increase California’s water supply.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

How Trees Contribute To The City Landscape

October 13, 2016

What role do trees play in America's cityscapes? Author of "Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape" Jill Jonnes explains on Insight.

Brian Cheng / UC Davis


Study: Climate Change May Benefit California Oysters, But There's A Catch

October 10, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Native California oysters may fare well under climate change, if predatory snails don't get them first.

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