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Former Environment Reporter
Amy Quinton has more than 18 years experience in public radio. Amy came to Sacramento from New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) where she was the Environment Reporter. At NHPR, she spent countless hours in the state legislature reporting on energy and environmental policy. She also became Interim News Director, managing NHPR's daily news coverage from reporters and stringers across the state. Amy has also reported for NPR member stations WFAE in Charlotte, NC, WAMU in Washington D.C. and American Public Media's "Marketplace." During her career, Amy has received numerous awards for her reporting, including the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism presented by the Society of Professional Journalists.
October 6, 2017
Renters in the "missing middle" — people with median incomes — are being displaced from their homes or forced to live in substandard housing because of Sacramento’s lack of affordable housing.
September 5, 2017
A UC Davis study suggests California’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 won’t happen under current policies without a change in people’s behavior.
August 30, 2017
An independent Board of Consultants' report says the mysterious green spot on the face of Oroville Dam is not a sign the dam is leaking.
August 29, 2017
As Tropical Storm Harvey pummels Texas, California water managers say such devastating floods can happen here. They say California needs to invest billions of dollars for flood protection.
August 24, 2017
Supporters of Sites Reservoir, which would be built northwest of Sacramento, are asking for more than half of the money earmarked for storage projects in the Proposition 1 bond measure voters approved in 2014. But they may not even need it.
August 16, 2017
A dozen water storage projects are vying for money from the Proposition One water bond California voters approved in the midst of the drought in 2014.
August 15, 2017
A California farmer has agreed to pay a $1.1 million fine for plowing a field in violation of the Clean Water Act.
August 14, 2017
Supporters of building a reservoir nearly twice the size of Folsom Lake are applying for Proposition 1 water bond money. California voters approved the bond in 2014.
August 11, 2017
On August 21st, the US will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1979. While Californians will only see a partial eclipse, the rare event will darken skies and challenge the electric grid.
August 7, 2017
"Cool roofs" that reduce temperatures and energy costs could also slightly increase ozone and smog, according to a new study.