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Fewer Wildfires In 2016 On National Forest Lands In California

August 8, 2016 | Ed Joyce

It has been a busy fire season across California. But there are fewer fires in the state’s 18 U.S. national forests so far this year, compared to 2015.

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Drought Intensifies As Wildfires Grow In Western U.S.

July 28, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The drought intensified over the last week in the Western U.S. as the region swelters under a heatwave and firefighters battle major wildfires.

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Drought Persists And So Does Water Conservation In Sacramento

July 21, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Mandatory statewide water conservation rules have ended in California. But Sacramento-area users conserved 22 percent in June, compared to June 2013.

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Environment

Low Or No Water Conservation Targets 'Shortsighted'

July 7, 2016 | Ed Joyce

California is in the fifth consecutive year of drought, but state water managers ended mandatory conservation rules. Local water suppliers now determine conservation rates, and some have low or no targets. A water expert says that's 'shortsighted.'

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California May Water Conservation Rate Is 28 Percent

July 6, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The California Water Resources Control Board Wednesday says Californians cut water use by 28 percent in the final month of mandatory statewide conservation.

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Crews Battle Access, Terrain On Trailhead Fire

July 4, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Update 6 p.m. July 4: The Trailhead Fire is 50 percent contained at 5,444 acres. Mandatory evacuation orders are being reduced to voluntary in areas affected by the fire in Placer and El Dorado counties.

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More Wildfires, Starting Sooner, Burning More Acres

June 28, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A new report says more people in California are at risk from wildfire and fires are starting earlier and are three times larger than in the 1970s.

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