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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

Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation

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

Fossil evidence shows the Antarctic coastline averaged 57 degrees some 40-50 million years ago. (Getty Images)

Study: Antarctica Was Once As Warm As California

Fossil evidence shows the Antarctic coastline averaged 57 degrees some 40-50 million years ago.

04/23/2014

Sparks from a titanium-coated club can ignite nearby vegetation. (Getty Images)

Study: Golf Clubs Can Spark Wildfires

Hitting a rock or other obstacle with a titanium-coated club creates sparks that could ignite dry underbrush.

03/20/2014

A House panel will ask farmers and community leaders for input into relieving the state's drought. (Getty Images)

California Hosting Congressional Hearing On Drought

House committee will hear from farmers, communities leaders and state officials.

03/19/2014

Visitors to Yosemite will be encouraged to park in designated off-road areas while exploring the Tuolumne River. (Getty Images)

Yosemite National Park: No More Parking By The River

Plan prohibits visitors from leaving their cars on the roadside near the Tuolumne River.

03/14/2014

71-year-old Palm Desert woman suffered about 1,000 bee stings. (Getty Images)

Thousands Of Bees Attack Southern California Woman

71-year-old suffered about 1,000 stings after swarm covered her entire body.

03/09/2014

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