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Environment

San Joaquin Valley Reaping Economic Benefits Of Climate Policies

January 19, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A new study shows California's climate change policies are good for the San Joaquin Valley's economy.

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Environment

Have The California Storms Ended The Drought?

January 12, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Is it time to declare California out of the drought? Some water experts say yes. Sort of.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sierra Nevada Donates $2 Million For UC Davis Brewing Program

January 5, 2017

Sierra Nevada recently announced it is donating $2 million for an endowed professorship in brewing. Charlie Bamforth, professor of Brewing and Malting Sciences joins us to discuss.

California Department of Water Resources

Environment

Water In California's Snowpack Below Average

January 3, 2017 | Amy Quinton

The first manual snow survey of the season found the amount of water in California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack below average.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Science Night Live: Protecting Bird Habitats In California

January 3, 2017

Millions of waterbirds depend on the Central Valley’s agriculture during their annual migration. Could climate change and agricultural development be threatening their population? Khara Strum with Audubon California joins Insight to discuss.

Food and Sustainability

Little To No Pesticides Found On California Grocery Store Fruit

December 29, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

The fruits and vegetables you buy at the supermarket or farmers markets in California have little to no pesticide residue. Only about one percent exceeded state or federal standards.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Some Californians Can Drink What The Astronauts Drink: Recycled Wastewater

December 23, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new law will allow some Californians to taste test what the astronauts drink. Not Tang. Purified recycled wastewater.

Environment

Volkswagen To Pay California $66 Million More For Emissions Cheating

December 20, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Volkswagen will pay California an additional $66 million to settle another lawsuit about cars it designed to flout emissions standards.

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