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Stories related to: water quality

Environment

California Farmer To Pay $1.1 Million Fine For Plowing Field

August 15, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A California farmer has agreed to pay a $1.1 million fine for plowing a field in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Courtesy / California Department of Water Resouces

Environment

California Would Provide More Water To Fish Under Plan

September 15, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators have released a draft plan that would increase water for threatened fish and reduce water for farmers.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Environment

California Agriculture Is The Largest Source Of Nitrogen Pollution In The State

August 9, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new report from UC Davis examines how excess nitrogen is polluting California’s air and groundwater, affecting human health and the climate.

Environment

California Agencies Warn Of Harmful Algal Blooms Across State

August 4, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, occur every summer in California. But this year the drought has made it worse.

Karin Higgins / UC Davis

Environment

Disturbing Trends For Health Of Lake Tahoe

July 28, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Scientists find record-breaking measurements in a report that examines the environmental health of Lake Tahoe.

Photo / Pesticide Watch

Environment

California To Set Legal Limit On Probable Carcinogen In Water

July 19, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators will soon set a legal limit on a probable carcinogen found in public drinking water systems around the state.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio News

Environment

Report Finds Unsafe Water May Affect 24 Percent of California Public Schools

May 5, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new report finds that as many as one million students in California have attended schools with water systems that didn’t meet safe drinking water standards.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Restoring California Meadows Could Help Combat Climate Change And Increase Water Supply

November 20, 2015 | Amy Quinton

Scientists are studying if restoring mountain meadows can play a small part in combating climate change.

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