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Tight Summer Electricity Supply Predicted

May 9, 2018 | Steve Milne

California's energy grid manager says the electricity supply will be tight this summer. The Folsom-based California Independent System Operator, or CAL-ISO, says low snowpack in the mountains means below-average hydroelectricity supplies.

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A Small Antarctic Fish Is Helping Scientists Understand The Impacts Of Climate Change

January 19, 2018 | Julia Mitric

A new UC Davis study finds the emerald rock cod can adapt to rising ocean temperatures or ocean acidity, but not both. It's part of a broader scientific effort to identify species and ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change.

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State Government

New California Law Bans Selling Most Ivory Products

July 5, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

A new law went into effect July 1 that makes it illegal to sell almost any product that contains ivory or rhinoceros horn.

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California Wants Major Changes To Water Conservation

May 9, 2016 | Ben Bradford

An executive order from California Gov. Jerry Brown and a new proposal from the state Water Board would do away with the current system of water conservation.

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California Water Agencies Say Proposed Drought Rules Don't Provide Enough Relief

January 15, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Many California cities and water agencies are not happy with a proposal to extend mandatory water conservation rules.

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First Fines In California Drought Issued To Cities And Agencies

October 30, 2015 | Amy Quinton

Californian regulators issued fines for the first time to urban water suppliers that failed to meet conservation goals.

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State Government

California Moves To Limit New Lawns

July 15, 2015 | Katie Orr

California may be getting browner. In a move to further conserve water, the California Water Commission voted today to limit grass in new construction.

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