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Environment

Extreme Weather Dropped Lake Tahoe Clarity To Historic Lows In 2017

June 13, 2018 | Steve Milne

If you spent time on the water at Lake Tahoe last year and thought it looked a lot cloudier, you're right. UC Davis researchers say extreme weather — drought followed by heavy rains — caused clarity in 2017 to drop to its lowest recorded level.

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Environment

A Million Salmon Take A Road Trip Before Getting In The Sacramento River Toward The Pacific

May 3, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

The fish took a ride in a large truck on Wednesday morning and are now headed down the river on a journey to the ocean.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Environment

How NASA, Lasers And New Technology Help Measure California’s Snowpack With Exceptional Accuracy

March 8, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Using this new approach to calculate the snow’s water content also means improved forecasts for farms and cities, and even positive benefits for renewable-energy production. The program soon could go statewide — if it gets funded.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

University Of The Pacific Honors 150th Anniversary Of John Muir's First Visit To California

March 7, 2018 | Chris Remington

Two professors from University of the Pacific mark the 150th anniversary of John Muir's first visit to California and Yosemite.

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Environment

Storm Leaves California With Half Of Usual Snow For Year

March 5, 2018

(AP) — Monday's snow survey found a "much rosier" picture than before last week's heavy winter storm, but still less than half the usual snow for this point in the season.

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Food and Sustainability

California Pesticide Spray Ban Could Hamper Effort To Curb Citrus Pest

March 1, 2018 | Julia Mitric

A judge ordered the California Department of Food and Agriculture to stop spraying dozens of pesticides. Some environmental groups count this as a win but a UC Riverside researcher warns the move will hurt efforts to fight a damaging citrus disease.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento's Electric Vehicle Strategy Aims To Attract Low-Income Drivers

February 20, 2018 | Cody Drabble

Capital Public Radio's environment reporter Ezra David Romero has been examining the city of Sacramento's electric vehicle strategy. He explains how the city aims to expand the availability of charging stations for low-income drivers.

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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Environment

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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