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PG&E Hit With $225-Million Lawsuit for 2021 Dixie Fire Damages


A coalition of timber businesses filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the embattled Pacific Gas & Electric Co., alleging $225 million in damages caused by the 2021 Dixie Fire.

California Requires New Homes to Have Solar Panels. Should Wildfire Victims Get a Break?


A California Republican’s bill would exempt low and middle income wildfire victims from solar panels requirements on rebuilt homes that didn’t have them when they burned down.

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Image caption: California has a goal of 6 million heat pumps cooling and heating buildings by 2030.
6 Million New Heat Pumps: Essential to California's Climate Future

Heat pumps, an energy-efficient way to both heat and cool homes, are a necessary element of California's climate goal of net zero carbon emissions. Here's what they are, how they work, and how to get one.

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Forest Service Announces Decision for Burke Creek Restoration

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in partnership with the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, issued the final decision for proposed restoration of Burke Creek on Lake Tahoe's southeastern shore. The purpose of …

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The Remarkable Return of Sandhill Cranes

As spring returns to Lake Tahoe, a story of resilience and resurgence is also unfolding. It's the migration of the Sandhill Cranes – magnificent birds that once upon a time had all but vanished from the Tahoe region.  

Image caption: A beaver dam and pond in the eastern Sierra.
Beavers Can Help Stop Wildfires

Beavers create unburned islands where plants and animals can shelter from megafires, research has confirmed. A movement is afoot to reintroduce the rodents to the state's waterways.

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Calif. Division of Boating and Waterways Offering Grants for Quagga, Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks' Division of Boating and Waterways is offering grant funding to prevent the further spread of quagga and zebra mussels into California's waterways. Funded by the California Mussel Fee Sticker (also known as the Quagga …

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Tahoe Lead: Community-Led Effort to Remove Decades-Old Lead Cables Threatening Lake Tahoe

RUBICON BAY, Calif. – The drive from South Lake Tahoe to the West Shore is filled with breathtaking views of crisp blue water, rugged alpine shores, and lakefront homes scattered throughout the treacherous landscape; but something is lurking below the …

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Team Tahoe Members Urge Congress to Extend the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act

WASHINGTON D.C. – With the expiration of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2016 looming just around the corner, several community leaders from Lake Tahoe traveled to Washington D.C. to urge lawmakers to extend the act.

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Mountain Counties Water Resources Association Adopts Forest Management Principles to Solve Effects of Mega Wildfire

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – In early February 2024, the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association, also known as MCWRA, adopted new "Forest Management Principles," with the goal to solve the ongoing problem and severe effects from California's mega wildfires.

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Unlocking Tahoe’s dirty secret: Data from a multiyear monitoring project

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Clean Up The Lake, the environmental non-profit responsible for the 72-mile cleanup of Lake Tahoe, has recently completed a two-year monitoring effort on the lake. CUTL conservation dive teams revisited 20 litter hotspots in the 0 …

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Tahoe Regional Planning Agency proposed climate code amendments

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Tahoe residents may be seeing more electric charging stations, additions to solar code, and traffic plans for large events.

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