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Gardening in the Drought: What Makes a Plant ‘Drought-Tolerant’

August 17, 2014 | 8:00 am

Gardening in the Drought: What Makes a Plant ‘Drought-Tolerant’

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California’s historic drought has lots of gardeners searching for drought-tolerant plants.

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Video: The Salmon Cannon — Our Next Brainstorm for Weary Fish

August 15, 2014 | 9:09 am

Video: The Salmon Cannon — Our Next Brainstorm for Weary Fish

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Washington state firm comes up with a way to fire big fish gently over obstacles like dams.

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Water Bond Heads to November Ballot as Proposition 1

August 14, 2014 | 2:08 am

Water Bond Heads to November Ballot as Proposition 1

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A rare bipartisan agreement delivers $7.5 billion bond measure to pay for new dams and other water needs.

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New S.F., East Bay Water Restrictions: ‘Mandatory,’ With No Penalties for Most

August 13, 2014 | 6:00 am

New S.F., East Bay Water Restrictions: ‘Mandatory,’ With No Penalties for Most

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Big districts seek to limit water use amid drought, but without strict enforcement measures.

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Been to Martins Beach? The California Coastal Commission Wants to Hear From You

August 12, 2014 | 7:00 am

Been to Martins Beach? The California Coastal Commission Wants to Hear From You

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The commission is asking people who have visited Martins Beach to complete a survey about their visits..

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Berkeley’s New LED Streetlights Not Going Gentle Into the Night

August 11, 2014 | 12:31 pm

Berkeley’s New LED Streetlights Not Going Gentle Into the Night

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Some residents like efficient new lighting, but critics complain the fixtures are too bright.

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California Fire Update: Relief Comes With Progress on All Fronts

August 7, 2014 | 5:40 pm

California Fire Update: Relief Comes With Progress on All Fronts

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Light rain and an infusion of personnel and equipment help fire crews continue to gain momentum

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Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite

August 7, 2014 | 1:39 pm

Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite

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Suspect, 32, had been rescued by helicopter near origin of blaze about an hour after it was reported.

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Cap and Trade Faces First Major Political Test

August 7, 2014 | 11:45 am

Cap and Trade Faces First Major Political Test

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Californians will likely get their first direct glimpse at cap and trade’s effects at the gas station.

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El Niño Fizzle: No Relief Likely for California Drought

August 7, 2014 | 11:05 am

El Niño Fizzle: No Relief Likely for California Drought

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Scientists say the odds of those peculiar ocean conditions associated with wet winters have diminished.

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