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Environment

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.

Roland Knapp, UCSB Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory

Environment

Study Brings Hope For California's Yellow-Legged Frog

October 4, 2016 | Julia Mitric

A yellow-legged frog that was once the most abundant amphibian in the Sierra Nevada is now the most rare. But a new study finds the frog population in Yosemite National Park shows signs of slow recovery after decades of severe decline.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Nuclear And Renewable Energy's Roles In California's Future

September 21, 2016

We explore the role nuclear and renewable energy will play in California’s future.

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Statewide Coastal Cleanup Day Includes American River Parkway

September 16, 2016 | Steve Milne

About 2,000 people are expected to help remove trash along Sacramento's American River Parkway this Saturday. The Great American River Cleanup is part of Coastal Cleanup Day, the state's largest annual volunteer event held in mid-September.

Jackson's Argonaut Mine Added To Superfund List

September 7, 2016 | Steve Milne

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today added an historic Amador County gold mine to the list of the nation's worst toxic sites. Argonaut Mine is located west of downtown Jackson. It operated from the 1850s to the early 1940s.

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Environment

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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Environment

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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Food and Sustainability

Rooftop Bee Hives Elevate Urban Beekeeping

August 1, 2016 | Julia Mitric

When urbanites encounter honey bees, some run away in fear while others dream of honey. Two women are on a mission to help people feel more at ease with bees while boosting the urban ecosystem.

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