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California Sets Nation’s First Water Standard for Cancer-Causing Contaminant


Water suppliers say the costs will be massive, with rates increasing for many consumers. Known as the “Erin Brockovich” chemical, hexavalent chromium is found statewide.

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.

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‘Plastics Are Not the Tahoe Way’

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The City of South Lake Tahoe's single-use water bottle ban goes into effect for commercial vendors on Earth Day, April 22.

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Tahoe Conservancy Awards Two North Shore Grants to Improve Community Sustainability, Climate Resilience

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.—At its Tuesday April 16 meeting, the California Tahoe Conservancy Board approved two north shore grants:

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Call for Nominations for 2022-2023 Best in Basin Awards

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is calling for nominations for projects completed in 2022 or 2023 that display outstanding environmental design to be recognized in the 31st annual Best in Basin awards program. Nominations are due …

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Town of Truckee Launches Dark Skies Photo Contest

TRUCKEE, Calif. –  The Town of Truckee is launching the first "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" photo contest as part of an initiative to encourage residents to limit light pollution and enjoy the natural beauty of the night sky. …

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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Town of Truckee Asks Residents to Join the Conversation About River Revitalization Efforts

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee River is an integral part of the community, an ecological gem that also provides a prime spot for recreation and fun. That is why Truckee Town Council established the River Revitalization Steering Committee (R2SC) in …

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Over $3 Million Available for Projects That Improve Air Quality in Placer County

AUBURN, Calif. – The Placer County Air Pollution Control District is accepting applications for projects that reduce localized air pollution.

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Young Climate Activists Create Over 100 Snowmen on Truckee’s Eagle Monument Plaza, Demand Climate Action.

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Sunday, March 24, young climate activists, members of the Tahoe Youth Action Team (TYAT), staged a unique "snowmen protest" in Truckee's Eagle Monument Plaza. Standing in front of a "Make Earth Cool Again" sign, over 100 snowmen …

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Bear Box Grant Program Now Available for Tahoe Basin Property Owners, Receive Up to $2,200

KINGS BEACH, Calif. – Placer County property owners in the Tahoe Basin can receive up to $2,200 to install a bear-resistant garbage can, also known as a bear box.

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