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Environment

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.

Environment

New Poll Shows Californians' Opinions On Climate Change, Water

July 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new poll shows Californians support the goals of the state’s landmark law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also found that Californians want state and local governments to do more when it comes to the drought.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

Environment

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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Environment

Pigeon 'Whisperers' Use Birds To Track Lead Pollution

July 20, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A UC Davis researcher has used pigeons to track lead pollution in New York City and plans to do the same in California cities and agricultural areas.

Nevada Settles EPA Stormwater Complaint

July 13, 2016 | Steve Milne

The state of Nevada will pay $120,000 to settle a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency complaint about storm water runoff pollution in Reno.

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Environment

Low Or No Water Conservation Targets 'Shortsighted'

July 7, 2016 | Ed Joyce

California is in the fifth consecutive year of drought, but state water managers ended mandatory conservation rules. Local water suppliers now determine conservation rates, and some have low or no targets. A water expert says that's 'shortsighted.'

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Environment

Water Supply A 'Concern' This Summer In California

June 16, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A lack of rain in May and June has wiped out that "drought-free" area of northwestern California and water supply could become a 'concern' later this summer.

Caltrans: One In Five Motorists Intentionally Litter

June 16, 2016 | Steve Milne

A new survey reveals some surprising driver behaviors about pollution.

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