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Smog Limits: Californians Help Decide New Standards

Californians are weighing in on how much smog is too much.
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Small Towns, Big Ballot Measures

Elections in less than two months are the talk of two small Southern California communities.
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Study Finds Greater Rural Reliance on Food Stamps

Some of the greatest need can be found in the San Joaquin Valley, where much of the nation's food supply is grown and raised.
Assemblymember Lowenthal says early childhood education keeps California women working and children learning.
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Caucus Wants More Funding for Moms and Kids

The group has outlined its budget priorities, and underscored the need for a budget that prioritizes working women and parents and the education of young children as a critical first step to closing the achievement gap.
A lake in a boreal forest of the Northwest Territories in Canada. | Photo: Courtesy Ducks Unlimited Canada
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California's Next Generation of Birds Needs Protection -- in Canada

Nearly half of California's birds migrate north each spring to forests that are under threat from climate change and development. A new report on what has…
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California Bill Aims to Accelerate Number of Electric Vehicles

The "Charge Ahead California" bill is geared toward improving air quality, especially in low-income communities.
Wild Iris in bloom at Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands in May 2013. | Photo: Courtesy Bureau of Land Management
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Obama's Speech Energizes North Coast Communities

Obama's statement in the State of the Union on protecting more federal lands is energizing groups along the Mendocino coastline.
Rep. David Valadao says current federal regulations divert water from farms to the Delta smelt, a small three-inch fish. He wants more of that water to go toward farmers. | Photo: Courtesy Peter Johnsen/USFWS
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Drought Bill Sets Up Water Fight in U.S. House

A bill by Central Valley lawmakers would halt the restoration of the San Joaquin River and send more water to farmers, but opponents say such legislation would make no difference in the drought.
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Drought Blamed for Black Bears Raiding Tahoe Trash Cans

Black bears eating garbage near Lake Tahoe when they should be hibernating is a result of the severe drought in California and Nevada.
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Expansion of California Coastal National Monument Under Consideration

A monument expansion would extend the California Coastal National Monument beyond rocks off the coast and onto accessible land.
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