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Back-to-the-Future plants give climate change insights

If you were to take a seed and zap it into the future to see how it will respond to climate change, how realistic might that prediction be? After all, seeds that actually grow in the future will have gone through generations of genetic changes and adaptations that these “time traveling” seeds don’t experience.

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Judge orders moratorium on offshore fracking in federal waters off California

By Dan Bacher | November 12, 2018 |  
In a victory for the ocean, a federal judge on Friday, November 9, ordered the Trump administration to cease issuing permits for offshore fracking and acidizing in federal waters — waters over 3 miles from shore — off the coast of Southern California.
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Free N95 face masks at Sac City Fire Stations

Free N95 face masks at Sac City Fire Stations

Sacramento, CA November 11, 2018 -- Free N95 facemasks are available at many Sacramento City Fire Stations to protect against inhaling smoke and particulates created by wildfires. Supplies are limited. Please visit a city fire station today!

Fishermen petition water board to control pesticide pollution on California's gorgeous Smith River

By Dan Bacher | November 4, 2018 |  
The Smith River, located in the redwood region of the far northwest corner of California near the Oregon border, is known as the state’s most pristine coastal river. The legendary river produces huge steelhead and king salmon for anglers fishing from shore and boats every year — and is home to the California state steelhead record of 27 pounds, 4 ounces, set back in 1976 by Robert Halley of Crescent City.
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Delta advocates at public hearing say California WaterFix is inconsistent with Delta plan

The Delta Stewardship Council listen to public comments in West Sacramento on October 26. Photo by Dan Bacher. |  

By Dan Bacher | November 1, 2018 | 

Dozens of Delta advocates showed up for the public comments period of the Delta Stewardship Council on Friday, October 26 to testify how Governor Jerry Brown’s California WaterFix project is inconsistent with the Delta Plan.
As usual, the hearing was held at 9 a.m. on a workday, forcing many of those who attended to take off time from work.
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