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Lessons From Oroville Dam: New Report Calls For Changes

September 19, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

A collection of environmental, fishing and whitewater groups recommends changes to dam management in a new report, issued in response to the failure of the main spillway at Lake Oroville in February.

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How To Cool Your Cow: Researchers Test New Methods To Protect Cows From Heat

September 7, 2017 | Sally Schilling

Traditional methods to cool cows use 11,000 gallons of water per cow per year. UC Davis researchers are trying out new techniques that use less resources.

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Caltrans Marking, Removing Dead Trees Along State Highways

August 22, 2017 | Steve Milne

Caltrans is worried about the possibility of dead trees falling onto some California highways. The agency has already removed 107,000 trees. Now the agency is getting ready to remove another 54,000 trees, including some on private land.

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California's Largest Water Supplier Says Federal Water Bill Goes Too Far

August 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A federal water bill that supporters say will streamline dam and water storage projects in California faces an uphill battle in the Senate. One of the largest water suppliers in the state says it's unlikely to support it.

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Tahoe Transportation Plan Works To Improve Lake Clarity And End Gridlock

July 20, 2017 | Randol White

Summertime is a favorite for tourists at Lake Tahoe, but the region's transportation system is not designed for the growing number of people who use it. The TRPA and TERC are coming up with a plan to fix the gridlock and improve the lake's clarity.


California Lawmakers Vow To Protect Federal Environmental Laws

February 23, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Amidst fear that President Donald Trump’s administration could rollback key federal environmental laws, California state senate Democratic leaders have unveiled a package of environmental protection bills.


Fish Advisory At New Hogan Lake

February 1, 2017 | Steve Milne

A new state advisory warns people not to eat a certain species of fish from New Hogan Lake, located about 30 miles northeast of Stockton, in Calaveras County.

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Scientists Seek Crowd-Sourced Data To Map Land Damaged By Wild Pigs

December 2, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Wild pigs cause serious damage to grazing lands and watersheds. UC Cooperative Extension scientists have developed a GIS-based tracking app to assess wild pig damage in order to figure out how to mitigate the creatures' impacts.

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