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Environment

Turning Wood Into Electrons: Biomass Facilities Transform Burnt Forests Into Renewable Energy, But Some Argue It’s Not An Eco-Friendly Solution

January 22, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

California’s grappling with how to manage its forest after the past years’ devastating wildfires. One possible solution is taking leftover wood waste and creating energy for homes and businesses.

Department of Water Resources

Insight With Beth Ruyak

UOP Experts Dive Into International Water Law In The Age Of Climate Change

January 22, 2019

The University of the Pacific will host the George and Rosemary Tchobanoglous Water Lecture on Thursday with professor Stephen McCaffrey.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

He’s ‘Famous’ For Measuring California’s Snow. Now, He’s Retiring After 30 Years — Sort Of.

January 16, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

The man who measures California’s snowpack is retiring. For 30 years, Frank Gehrke has shown up on TV, educating the public about California’s snowpack. But even though he’s calling it quits, he’s not letting go of his skis and snowshoes so easy.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

California’s Favorite Snow Surveyor Retires

January 16, 2019

After three decades at the Department of Water Resources, Frank Gehrke is retiring from measuring California’s snowpack.

File / Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Atmospheric River Brings Rain And Risk To California

January 16, 2019

Officials weigh in on the atmospheric river bringing rain, wind and snow to California.

Courtesy of William Jessup University

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Marking Climate Change, One Species At A Time

January 15, 2019

William Jessup University professor Dr. Michael McGrann will lead a dozen students on a research-oriented megatransect of the Pacific Crest Trail.

Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Government Shutdown Having Major Impact On Wildfire Prevention Efforts In California, Officials Say

January 9, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

It's not just national parks dealing with the effects of the government shutdown. Wildfire prevention tactics like prescribed burns in national forests have come to a standstill.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo

State Government

California Bill Would Require Businesses To Offer E-Receipts

January 8, 2019

California would become the first state to require businesses to offer electronic receipts unless customers ask for paper copies under legislation proposed on Tuesday.

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