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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.

Capital Public Radio / File

Health Care

Survey: California School Kids Safer, Depression Risk ‘High’

July 18, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Drug and alcohol use dropped among students in California and school safety increased, according to the results of a statewide survey. But the report shows two indicators of depression risk are "at disturbingly high levels."

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ER Doctor: Bike Safely, Wear A Helmet

May 17, 2016 | Steve Milne

This being National Bike Month, a lot more people are peddling out on the roads. And doctors are warning bicyclists to wear helmets.

Capital Public Radio / File

Environment

Expect More 'Spare The Air' Alerts In Sacramento

April 27, 2016 | Ed Joyce

More "Spare The Air" alerts may be issued this year in the Sacramento region because the Environmental Protection Agency has lowered the federal ozone health standard.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

News Network: Senate Seat Debate Update

April 26, 2016

Three Republicans and two Democrats faced off in a debate for California’s first open U.S. Senate seat since 1992. Capital Public Radio’s state government reporter Ben Bradford joins Insight to share highlights from the debate.

Capital Public Radio / File

Environment

Report: California Has Nation's Dirtiest Air

April 20, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The American Lung Association "State of the Air 2016" report gives failing grades to communities in the Central Valley's farming region and the Los Angeles area. It also says climate change is a growing threat to air quality in California.

Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr. / CDC

Measles Scare Spreads To Amador, Calaveras Counties

April 6, 2016 | Steve Milne

Calaveras and Amador county health officials say they're working to ensure no local people were infected with measles after a Nevada County child diagnosed with the disease traveled through the area.

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Environment

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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