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Tumbleweed Connection: New Species Spreads In California

April 12, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A new invasive species of tumbleweed is rapidly spreading across California. And yes, tumbling is one of the reasons.

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Bill Would Restrict Some Rat Poisons In California

April 6, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A bill introduced in the California Assembly would ban certain rat and mouse poisons that harm people and wildlife.

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Sacramento County's Annual Creek Week

April 1, 2016

There's a county-wide effort called Creek Week to educate residents about their community creeks. Organizers explain how the program got started, why it's important and how people can get involved.

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Nevada Backs Priority Superfund Status For Toxic Mine

March 30, 2016

(AP) - The state of Nevada is dropping 15 years of opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency's push to add a toxic, World War II-era copper mine to the priority list of the most polluted Superfund sites in the nation.

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Deal Protects 'Stunning' Northern Sierra Forest Land

March 28, 2016 | Ed Joyce

More than 400 acres of private land around a popular northern Sierra Nevada trailhead will be protected from commercial development and be part of the Tahoe National Forest.

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Sacramento State Students Ride In Self-Driving Shuttle To Get To Class

March 14, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Sacramento State hosts electric self-driving shuttle.

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March Storms Needed To Build Sierra Snowpack

March 3, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The U.S. Drought Monitor says above-average precipitation in December and January helped California reservoirs, but a mostly dry February has diminished snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. The report says "there is still March left to build the snowpack."

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Town Hall Meeting On Lower American River Conservancy

February 29, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A town hall meeting is planned Thursday in Sacramento to talk about legislation that would create a State Conservancy for the American River Parkway.

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Strong El Niño No Help For Long-Term California Drought

February 25, 2016 | Ed Joyce

February was mostly dry and warmer than normal in California and the latest drought update says the multiyear drought in the state is likely to continue and perhaps worsen.

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