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California Drought Snapshot: Snowless Mount Shasta

September 3, 2014 | 11:43 am

California Drought Snapshot: Snowless Mount Shasta

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A mountain that John Muir described as ‘perpetually snowclad’ is now bare all the way to the summit.

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Some West Coast Fish Upgraded to ‘Sustainable’ Seafood Choice

September 3, 2014 | 8:59 am

Some West Coast Fish Upgraded to ‘Sustainable’ Seafood Choice

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One of the key fisheries on the West Coast is coming back after years of decline.

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Berkeley Residents on the Hook for Some EPA-Mandated Sewer Repairs

September 2, 2014 | 2:26 pm

Berkeley Residents on the Hook for Some EPA-Mandated Sewer Repairs

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The EPA settlement requires Berkeley, Oakland and EBMUD to make repairs in their sewage lines.

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Napa Quake Forces Redrawing of Fault Maps

September 2, 2014 | 1:44 pm

Napa Quake Forces Redrawing of Fault Maps

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The bad news: There is likely far more shake potential in the Napa Valley than previously believed.

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Oil Transport by Train Continues to Climb

August 28, 2014 | 1:09 pm

Oil Transport by Train Continues to Climb

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The amount of crude oil and other refined petroleum products carried by train is increasing in the state.

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Leaky Pipes Lose Billions of Gallons of Water Every Year in the Bay Area

August 28, 2014 | 10:54 am

Leaky Pipes Lose Billions of Gallons of Water Every Year in the Bay Area

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The region is losing about 23 billion gallons of treated water each year, mostly due to aging pipelines.

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Judge Rejects Bid to Block Emergency Water to Klamath Salmon

August 28, 2014 | 2:29 am

Judge Rejects Bid to Block Emergency Water to Klamath Salmon

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In a victory for native tribes, ruling says imminent harm to fish outweighs potential harm to farmers.

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Feds Will Allow Logging in Some Areas Burned by Rim Fire

August 27, 2014 | 4:06 pm

Feds Will Allow Logging in Some Areas Burned by Rim Fire

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A U.S. Forest Service decision released Wednesday will allow loggers to remove dead trees from the area.

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A Reporter in the San Joaquin Valley Finds Fertile Ground for Storytelling

August 27, 2014 | 12:00 pm

A Reporter in the San Joaquin Valley Finds Fertile Ground for Storytelling

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A glimpse of the complexity many miss as they hurry through the valley on their way somewhere else.

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South Napa Earthquake: City Says There’s Over $300 Million in Damages

August 27, 2014 | 11:30 am

South Napa Earthquake: City Says There’s Over $300 Million in Damages

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As postquake structural assessments continue, Napa officials say 120 buildings have been red-tagged.

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