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Wildfires Hit Napa, Sonoma Before Grape Harvest Complete

October 10, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Sonoma and Napa Counties have been hit hard by unforgiving wildfires that continue to ravage Northern California. It's too early to gauge the economic toll on the region's famed wine industry.

Tahoe Area Homeowners Offered Loans For Bear-Proof Garbage Bins

May 22, 2017 | Steve Milne

A waste management agency in South Lake Tahoe has started offering homeowners loans to buy bear-proof garbage bins. It's an effort to reduce conflicts with the animals who wander into neighborhoods in search of food.

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UC Davis Scientists Help Unlock Riddle Of Pandas' Black And White Fur

March 6, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Scientists have long wondered about the giant panda's unique coat of white and black fur. UC Davis and Cal State Long Beach researchers have found a link between the panda's appearance and its diet.

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Floodwaters Create Crucial Habitat In Yolo Bypass

February 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

It's been 10 years since the Yolo Bypass in Sacramento has been inundated with such high floodwaters. It's creating a unique habitat for fish and wildlife.

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Dungeness Crab Season To Open On Time This Year

November 3, 2016 | Steve Milne

Good news, for people who like to go crabbing, from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife: On Saturday the recreational Dungeness crab season will be opening. The season is opening on-time this year, unlike a year ago.

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Experiment To Boost Smelt's Food Supply Shows Promising Results

August 31, 2016 | Steve Milne

A new strategy to improve conditions for Northern California's endangered Delta smelt appears to be working. That's the word from state and federal wildlife officials today. Scientists are trying to boost the smelt's food supply.

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