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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.

Rob Jackson, Stanford University

Environment

"Water Windfall" Deep Beneath California's Central Valley

June 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new study finds California’s Central Valley has three times more water beneath it than previously estimated.

Jeff Peters / UC Davis

Environment

Ending 'Energy Poverty' One Goal of African Energy Fellows At UC Davis

June 20, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A group of 25 young African energy innovators are spending the next six weeks at UC Davis. One goal is to learn about energy solutions that could reduce 'energy poverty' and improve electricity access in their home countries.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Environment

First Step In California Groundwater Law Stirs Debate

June 16, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California is one of the last states in the nation to pass a law to manage groundwater. But putting the law into practice won't come easy. Paso Robles' effort to manage groundwater is a perfect example.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

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.

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