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Monarch Conservation Efforts Get $10M Boost

Jan. 23, 2023, 4 p.m.

The Monarch and Pollinator Highway Program requires the Department of Transportation to provide grants to states, Indian tribes, and federal land management agencies to carry out pollinator-friendly practices on roadsides and highway rights-of-way.

Heavy Rains Eased California’s Drought, Federal Government Concludes

Jan. 11, 2023, 4 p.m.

For the first time in more than two years, most of the state is in moderate drought, not severe drought.

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Image caption: Ever little bit helps in the fight against climate change.
Small Steps in the Right Direction

Don’t just be a spectator in the fight against climate change. Here are some small steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.

Image caption: Dairy products are California’s top agricultural commodity, but the industry is often criticized for its impact on the environment.
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California is a leading producer of agricultural crops. So it’s not surprising to find cutting-edge ideas taking root here.

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Now that sand mining has ended, big storms are restoring sand to the beaches of southern Monterey Bay.

David Schmalz here, thinking about sand. That’s because, with the recent storms, the beaches along southern Monterey Bay will be seeing more of it. Monterey County officials cut a canal in the Salinas River in December as a preventative measure…

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The future of the Peninsula’s water supply comes before two state boards next week.

Thursday, Nov. 17 is shaping up to be a momentous day for the future of the Monterey Peninsula’s water supply, as two major state boards – the California Coastal Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission – are set to…

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With the proliferation of rechargeable batteries, a problem has emerged for waste collectors: fire.

Consumers may not know it, but their cellphones and laptops – if improperly disposed of – could become an incendiary device. Ditto that for anything with a rechargeable battery, like a toothbrush, drill, or any number of now-common household appliances

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Greenfield expansion means the city will need a bigger, newer wastewater treatment plant.

The city of Greenfield has grown exponentially in recent years, and several projects are still on the way, including a hotel on Walnut Avenue, an apartment complex on 12th Street, a new community center and a proposed annexation to the…

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Solar-powered car visits Gonzales High School

GONZALES — Students from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands displayed the world’s first 100% recycled car last Monday at Gonzales High School. The solar-powered vehicle is all-electric with zero emissions. Parts of the car are made out …

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A judge recommends approving Pure Water Monterey expansion, in what could change the water landscape.

The future water supply of the Monterey Peninsula got a big boost Sept. 30 when Anne Simon, an administrative law judge appointed by the California Public Utilities Commission, issued a proposed decision that, if approved by the CPUC next month,…

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King City installs new solar streetlights on Jayne Street

KING CITY — City of King has completed construction of new solar streetlights along Jayne Street, bringing some much-needed light to the area and improving the overall public safety in the community. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 22 in …


Dairy products are California’s top agricultural commodity, but the industry is often criticized for its impact on the environment.
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Greener ways to feed the world’s growing population
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