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Pesticide Regulators Say Little Or No Residue Found On Most California Produce

December 21, 2017 | Steve Milne

About 9 in 10 of the produce tested for pesticides at California grocery stores, farmer's markets and other outlets had little or no residue, according to the state Department of Pesticide Regulation's 2016 survey.

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Local Clean-Up Efforts Find Fewer Plastic Bags One Year After California's Ban

November 13, 2017 | Julia Mitric

A year after California enacted a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, environmental groups say early data show a significant dip in plastic trash.

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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.

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