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Crab, Salmon Fishermen Describe Dire State Of Their Industry

February 11, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California lawmakers heard testimony about the dire state of the fishing industry on the West Coast.

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Environment

California Drought Improvement Will 'Take Quite A While'

February 11, 2016 | Ed Joyce

There was a slight reduction in the percentage of drought in California over the past week. But the U.S. Drought Monitor says it will take time to ease the state's historic four-year drought.

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Environment

Study: California Drought Means Less Hydropower, More CO2 Pollution

February 9, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A new study says California's four-year drought has reduced hydroelectricity generation, resulting in higher electricity costs to ratepayers and increased greenhouse gas pollution.

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Environment

Bill Seeks To Improve, Preserve American River Parkway

February 8, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Legislation introduced in the California state Assembly would create the Lower American River Conservancy to improve, protect, preserve and possibly expand the 5,000-acre American River Parkway.

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Environment

El Niño 'Takes A Break'

February 5, 2016 | Ed Joyce

January brought above-average rainfall and snow to much of California, partly due to El Niño. But forecasters say the ocean warming condition is "taking a break" for the next week or longer.

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Environment

Drought Remains 'Very Serious' In California

February 4, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The U.S. Drought Monitor says, other than a slight reduction in exceptional drought in the northern Sierra, it needs more time to assess impacts of the recent moisture on California's long-term drought.

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What The Water Resources Board Will Do With California’s Water Restrictions

February 3, 2016

The State Water Resources Board met Tuesday to decide whether to extend California’s water restrictions, or at least make some changes to the existing rules. Environment Reporter Amy Quinton explains what the Water Board did – and didn't do.

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Environment

California Regulators Extend Water Conservation Rules; Make Adjustments

February 2, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators have made modest adjustments to water conservation requirements for cities.

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Environment

Snowpack 'Growing Nicely' In Sierra

February 2, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The second measurement this winter of snowpack in the Sierra Nevada was 130 percent of average. State water officials say the snowpack will help reservoir recovery.

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Environment

Water Conservation Continues Downward Slide

February 2, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California's water conservation rate dropped to 18 percent in December. But water regulators say the state continues to meet its long term goals.

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