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Hot, dry and human-caused

Sep 2, 2015
Hot, dry and human-caused

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Faith Kearns and Doug Parker: What would it take to end California’s drought?

Sep 1, 2015
Faith Kearns and Doug Parker: What would it take to end California’s drought?

September 1, 2015 - The excitement about a potentially rain-bearing El Niño is building, and hopes for a swift end to California’s ongoing drought are multiplying. At the same time, many of us who have worked extensively on water issues in the state fear the momentum and progress made on much-needed water...

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CA Assembly Public Health Committee Clears Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill

Sep 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 1, 2015 - The California Assembly Public Health and Developmental Services Committee today approved a bill with bipartisan support by a 10 to 3 vote to give terminally ill adults facing unbearable suffering the option of medical aid in dying. The legislation, called the End of Life Option Act (ABX2-15), now...

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Los Angeles Officially Launches 2024 Olympic And Paralympic Games Bid

Sep 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept. 1, 2015 - Los Angeles launched its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games today following a unanimous vote by the LA City Council in support of the city’s attempt to bring the Summer Games back to the United States for the first time in 28 years. The...

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Third week of September marked as Sierra Nevada Watershed Protection Week

Sep 1, 2015

Auburn) September 1, 2015 - The region that provides more than 60 percent of California’s developed water supply received special attention in Sacramento today. Assembly Member Brian Dahle (R - Bieber) authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 22 which establishes the third week of September as “Sierra Nevada Watershed Protection Week.” The measure passed both houses...

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Be Fire Safe This Labor Day Weekend

Sep 1, 2015

Placerville, CA September 1, 2015 - Labor Day Weekend is traditionally the last big camping weekend of the summer. The Eldorado National Forest would like to remind visitors of the continuing hot and dry conditions in the forest. Nationally, we are at ...

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Op-Ed: Peggy McCrum: Brady Campaign applauds CA Assembly for passing SB 707 to keep concealed guns off school grounds

Sep 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA, Sept. 1, 2015 - Peggy McCrum, President of the California Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement on the passage of SB 707 in the California Assembly. The bill goes back to the Senate for a concurrence vote before it goes to the Governor’s desk.

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50 Groups Call On Federal Insurance Office to Review Affordability of Auto Insurance in Low-Wealth Communities

Sep 1, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 1, 2015 - The Federal Insurance Office (FIO) must establish a strong affordability standard for low- and moderate-income Americans, according to nearly 50 organizations from 23 states and DC that jointly submitted comments to FIO Monday. The groups called on FIO to move forward with its proposal to collect data directly...

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Climate change will irreversibly force key ocean bacteria into overdrive

Sep 1, 2015

September 1, 2015 - Imagine being in a car with the gas pedal stuck to the floor, heading toward a cliff's edge. Metaphorically speaking, that's what climate change will do to the key group of ocean bacteria known as Trichodesmium, scientists have disc...

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Pacific Southwest Region Launches Every Kid in a Park Pass

Sep 1, 2015

VALLEJO, California, September 1, 2015 - The Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service is proud to help launch the Every Kid in a Park program, as part of President Obama's commitment to protect our nation's unique outdoor spaces and ensure t...

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