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Ben Arnst / Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Environment

Spring Storms Help Snowpack As California Drought Persists

April 28, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Spring storms help Sierra Nevada snowpack, but there is no reduction in drought conditions in California and Nevada.

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.

Lisa Herron / U.S. Forest Service

Environment

Prescribed Burns Planned In Lake Tahoe Basin

April 25, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Weather permitting, the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District and the U.S. Forest Service may continue prescribed fire operations starting Monday in areas around Lake Tahoe.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

Environment

Groundwater Supply Improved At Amador County Vineyards

April 22, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Water supply was a worry in 2015 at two vineyards in Amador County that rely on groundwater. But after a near-normal winter in northern California, the grape growers are breathing a sigh of relief – at least for this season.

California Department of Water Resources / Courtesy

Environment

Extreme And Exceptional Drought Decline In California

April 21, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Extreme and exceptional drought eased in California last week and for the first time since the week of July 2013, there is no exceptional drought in Nevada.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

Environment

California Water Agencies Want Conservation Requirements Relaxed or Eliminated

April 20, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Water agencies say it's time to eliminate emergency water conservation requirements now that reservoirs in many regions of the state are full.

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.

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