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Lake Tahoe Water Levels Fall Below Natural Rim

The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center reports that the level of Lake Tahoe has fallen below its natural rim. The low water levels are impacting Tahoe’s shoreline, with deposits of rotting algae on South Shore beaches and docks sticking out of water on the North Shore.

(Oct. 14, 2021) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Exploring Tahoe’s Animal Kingdom

Experiencing the natural world and its inhabitants is a privilege that people who live and visit Lake Tahoe enjoy. The summer edition of Tahoe Magazine celebrates 14 different species that play a role in Tahoe’s ecosystem.

(Oct. 10, 2021) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report

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Image caption: RCDs look after the land, whether it’s used for grazing, growing, or getting out into nature.
California Dirt
What do resource conservation districts protect? Pretty much everything that’s worth saving.

Image caption: There are still 27 oil platforms off the California coastline.
Offshore Oil Drilling in California Waters, Explained
Why is California still experiencing offshore oil spills half-a-century after the catastrophic Santa Barbara disaster? The answer is found in the state’s longtime, close relationship with the oil business.

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Mercury Rising
In a series of articles, the Los Angeles Times explores the most literal result of global warming: extreme heat.

Image caption: Cargo ship traffic has reached record levels at California’s ports in 2021.
Link Between Port Traffic Jams and Oil Spill, Explained
Here’s why cargo ship traffic has been dangerously heavy at California’s ports in 2021, and how the backup may have caused a disaster.

Image caption: 10 different districts combine to fight fires in Nevada County.
Nevada County's Fire Protection System, Explained
From the Gold Rush era to today, here's how fire protection service has evolved in Nevada County.

Image caption: A firefighter battles the Dixie Fighter, a massive blaze started by PG&E equipment.
PG&E’s Record of Causing Fires, and What the Company Is Doing About It
The state’s largest power utility faced new criminal charges Sept. 24, but PG&E has a long and disturbing history of causing wildfires. Why? And how can the company change?

Image caption: Auburn State Recreation Area may soon be home to 142 new campsites.
State to Move on New Campsites in Auburn Park
Despite a history of wildfires in the area, the state wants to build nearly 150 new campsites in Auburn State Recreation Area in El Dorado and Placer counties.

Image caption: Water is a human right under California law, but it doesn’t always work out that way.
Agriculture and Water Shortages in the State’s Breadbasket, Explained
Residential wells are drying up in the state’s main agricultural region at the same time that agricultural businesses consume almost 90 percent of the water there.

Image caption: California’s increasingly dangerous wildfire outbreak has led to another crisis, this one in fire insurance.
California’s Fire Insurance Crisis, Explained
Even as California’s wildfires grow more intense seemingly every year, insurers are cancelling policies for homeowners in the path of the fires.

Image caption: Tahoe Institute of Natural Sciences has taught thousands of people about the region’s natural ecosystems.
The Science of Beauty
Tahoe Weekly writes about the region’s go-to source for esoteric natural history information.

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