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Fairfield Bird Rescue Treating Growing Number Of Sick Seabirds; Warmer Water To Blame?

It’s dinnertime at International Bird Rescue in Fairfield. The feather-friendly facility is packed with murres, birds that live their whole lives in the ocean and are rarely seen by humans.

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A firefighter holding a hose stands in a scorched landscape at the Warm Fire on August 16 in the Angeles National Forest north of Castaic.  More wildfires could be in store for the state if the drought continues, according to a new study.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

New Study Paints Bleak Picture For California If Drought Lasts

The carcasses of salmon, trout and more than a dozen other newly extinct native species lie in dry streambeds around California.

08/20/2015

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How To Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly

June is peak time for weddings. Invitations, flowers and food are among the things that drive up the cost. But they also can increase a celebration’s toll on the environment, and for many couples, that’s a big concern.

06/18/2015

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Pharrell Williams Advocates For Greener Jobs, Climate Change Action

Pharrell Williams’ push for measures that prevent climate change is picking up more momentum as he asks leaders to create greener jobs and save the planet in a recent video.

06/11/2015

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Four Miles Of Beaches In Long Beach Closed Because Of Mysterious Tar Balls

Long Beach is the latest California coastal area to close down its beaches because of a surge of tar balls on its shoreline.

06/03/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In Sacramento

If you’re looking for celebrations for Earth Day 2015, here are five of the best events happening on or within a month of Earth Day itself.

04/20/2015

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California Allowed Oilfield Discharge In Protected Water, Risking Drinking Water Contamination

While the permits go back decades, an Associated Press analysis found that nearly half of those injection wells – 46 percent – were approved or began injections in the last four years under Gov. Jerry Brown, who has pushed state oil and gas regulators to speed up the permitting process.

02/05/2015

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

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Study Finds Huge Amount Of Water Loss Across Western United States

About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States

08/21/2014

A French high speed train TGV. (ALAIN JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Contests High-Speed Rail Air Quality Plans

Suit says state agency downplays harmful environmental effects and exaggerates benefits.

06/23/2014

Pitts research led to California's ground-breaking clean-air standards. (Getty Images)

California Smog Researcher James Pitts Dies At 93

Gov. Brown: “Jim was one of the key pioneers in cleaning up air pollution in California and we’ll all miss him.”

06/19/2014

List of rural water systems with less than 2 months supply falls from 17 to 3. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Water Picture Improves For Some California Towns

List of rural water systems with less than 2 months supply falls from 17 to 3.

04/24/2014

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