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Food and Sustainability

Inmates Staff Mobile Kitchens To Feed Firefighters On The Fire Line

August 25, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Fire camps are home away from home for firefighters during wildfire season. Prison inmates staff the mobile kitchens at fire camp, serving hot meals to firefighters as they come off the line.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio


California Agriculture Is The Largest Source Of Nitrogen Pollution In The State

August 9, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new report from UC Davis examines how excess nitrogen is polluting California’s air and groundwater, affecting human health and the climate.

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Food and Sustainability

Summit Highlights Tools For Tracking Food Waste

August 9, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Californians throw away 6 million tons of food waste each year. A summit that's underway in Sacramento is sharing strategies to track food waste. The tools could help governments and businesses monitor surplus food and deliver it to those in need.

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Roadside Distractions

Why Is There A Self-Cannibalizing Hot Dog Statue Perched On A Building Off Alhambra Blvd.?

August 5, 2016 | Melody Stone

A life-sized hotdog man hungrily licking his lips while squirting ketchup on his forehead stands atop an unmarked red and black building at the intersection of Alhambra Blvd. and T Streets. A reader asked us to investigate this roadside distraction.

Julia Mitric / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

Rooftop Bee Hives Elevate Urban Beekeeping

August 1, 2016 | Julia Mitric

When urbanites encounter honey bees, some run away in fear while others dream of honey. Two women are on a mission to help people feel more at ease with bees while boosting the urban ecosystem.

Food and Sustainability

Educators Brainstorm New Models For Teaching Sustainable Agriculture

July 26, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Sustainable Agriculture educators will pool their brain power this week at UC Santa Cruz to develop new models for teaching sustainable agriculture at the college and graduate school level.

Robert Couse-Baker

Food and Sustainability

Food Producers Who Market Locally Offer Boost to Sacramento Region

July 25, 2016 | Julia Mitric

UC Davis research finds local farmers and ranchers who sell directly to consumers have double the regional economic impact compared with food producers who don't participate in local marketing.

Food and Sustainability

California Receives USDA Loans For Affordable Farmworker Housing

July 15, 2016 | Julia Mitric

California will receive $18 million in US Department of Agriculture Loans for affordable farm worker housing.

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