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Winter-run Chinook in the Sacramento seeing lowest survival rate ever

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has counted 160,000 juvenile winter-run Chinook salmon in the Sacramento River this year, down from an average of 1.3 million.
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Some Californians are ripping out their lawns as the state’s drought continues to worsen

One move some cities are making to speed up water-saving efforts in California is to target the areas that produce the most waste. On the residential front, which makes up about 10% of water use in the state, this means lawns.

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California, Michigan take action against climate change

California and Michigan on Wednesday announced new steps to combat climate change, as wildfires continue to tear across the West Coast and hurricane season stretches into the Greek alphabet for named storms.

Many kids take a passion for the planet back to school
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Many kids take a passion for the planet back to school

For many kids, heading back to school also means getting back to club and student organizations focused on environmental sustainability.
Rising sea levels are bigger threat to California than wildfires
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Rising sea levels are bigger threat to California than wildfires

Scientists say more than half a million people could be impacted by rising sea levels and harsher storms by 2100.
Drought and beetle epidemic killed 18 million trees in California in 2018
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Drought and beetle epidemic killed 18 million trees in California in 2018

Following years of drought, continued low precipitation in California has slowed the recovery of surviving trees.
California defends more than climate with EPA lawsuit
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California defends more than climate with EPA lawsuit

The state is preserving its authority to set its own emissions standards - a unique right widely believed to be in the crosshairs of the Trump administration.

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