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Environment

California Dairy Turns Cow Waste Into Power

May 19, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Cow waste on dairy farms accounts for about 45 percent of California's methane emissions. One dairy farmer in Elk Grove is turning that pollution into power.

Food and Sustainability

Outside Forward Landfill Near Stockton, A Garden Grows On Composted Waste

May 18, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

A garden with fruits and vegetables aplenty is growing alongside the largest landfill in San Joaquin County. Part of the waste collected for the dump goes into making that garden grow.

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Environment

California Drought: Too Soon To End Mandatory Conservation?

May 11, 2016 | Ed Joyce

One water scientist says it may be too soon to end mandatory water conservation requirements in California and the state's surface and groundwater should be managed together.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Groundwater Supply Improved At Amador County Vineyards

April 22, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Water supply was a worry in 2015 at two vineyards in Amador County that rely on groundwater. But after a near-normal winter in northern California, the grape growers are breathing a sigh of relief – at least for this season.

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Environment

Tumbleweed Connection: New Species Spreads In California

April 12, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A new invasive species of tumbleweed is rapidly spreading across California. And yes, tumbling is one of the reasons.

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Food and Sustainability

Kings Commit To Local Foods At New Arena

March 17, 2016 | Steve Milne

The Sacramento Kings say you'll be able to get locally sourced food and drink at the concession stands in the new downtown arena. The team says 90 percent of the culinary ingredients will come from growers operating within a 150-mile radius.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Sacramento State Students Ride In Self-Driving Shuttle To Get To Class

March 14, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Sacramento State hosts electric self-driving shuttle.

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