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California May Leave Federal Flood Insurance Program And Go It Alone

March 20, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California could become the first state in the nation to dump federal flood insurance. State water managers say California might be better off running its own program.

Joseph Hoyt / UC Santa Cruz


Drought Increases Severity Of West Nile Epidemics

February 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A UC Santa Cruz study finds transmission of West Nile virus is higher in drought years.

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Some Water Lead Levels Elevated At Sacramento State

January 25, 2017 | Steve Milne

Elevated levels of lead in water samples have prompted Sacramento State University to shut off some drinking fountains and sinks. The samples were collected over the winter break when classes were not in session.

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California Schools Can Now Ask Water Supplier To Test For Lead On Campus

January 18, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

California schools can now ask their water supplier to test for lead on campus.

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California, Trump Administration Will Clash Over Environmental Policy

December 12, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Legal experts expect a significant political clash between California and the federal government when it comes to environmental policy under President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.

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State Water Project To Deliver 20 Percent of Requested Water In California

November 28, 2016 | Amy Quinton

The State Water Project will deliver more water to California cities and farmland in 2017 than it did this year- at least initially.

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Californians Increase Water Conservation In September

November 1, 2016 | Amy Quinton

For the last several months, water use in California has increased despite the state’s ongoing drought. But the latest water conservation figures show improvement.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio


California Regulators Examine Safety Of Food Irrigated With Oil Wastewater

October 27, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators are taking a closer look at the safety of food irrigated with wastewater from oil and gas operations.

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