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Study: Chemicals From Firefighting Foam In Drinking Water

August 9, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A new study shows fire-fighting foam containing highly fluorinated chemicals is contaminating drinking water supplies around many of the nation's military bases, airports and industrial sites.

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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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Soberanes Fire 'Conundrum For Fire Managers'

August 5, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The Soberanes Fire near Big Sur is burning in a rugged area that hasn't "seen fire in decades." The wildfire is 45 percent contained at 57,500 acres.

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The 'New Normal' For Wildfires In California

August 3, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The number of acres burned by wildfires in the U.S. is about average for this time of year. But, in California, the 'new normal' includes larger and more frequent wildfires.

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Californians Conserve Less Water Under New Rules

August 2, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Californians saved less water in June than they have in previous years. It’s the first month since new rules gave suppliers more autonomy to set their own conservation standards.

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Gardening Experts Share Drought-Conscious Planting Advice

August 2, 2016

The recent heat wave, combined with the long-term drought, have been tough on trees and gardens. Gardening experts Quentyn Young and Pam Bone join us with advice on protecting trees and planning for fall planting.

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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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Fire Restrictions In Northern California Counties

July 27, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Dangerous fire weather conditions has prompted one federal agency to impose fire restrictions on public lands in northern California.

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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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