Lake Tahoe is a jewel in the Sierra Nevada, but climate change threatens everything we love about it. CapRadio’s Ezra David Romero takes us inside this petri dish for scientific research to see how Tahoe helps us confront the global climate crisis.

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Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

Episode 1

That Blue Hue

August 8, 2019

More people visit Lake Tahoe every year than Disneyland. They all want to witness its iconic blue hue — but rising temperatures threaten that clear alpine water. In this episode, we look at how Tahoe may hold answers to our climate crisis.

Katie Senft / UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center

Episode 2

The Shrimp Problem

August 15, 2019

Invasive shrimp are threatening Lake Tahoe’s iconic clarity. But removing them might keep Tahoe blue — and it also could be a solution for other communities grappling with climate change.

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