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The Wildlands Conservancy is California’s largest nonprofit nature preserve system. It protects and maintains more than 20 nature preserves in California and one in Central Oregon.

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EPA Announces New Superfund Cleanup Projects in California

02/27/2024

Part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the projects include California’s Lava Cap Mine in Nevada City, Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine in Clearlake Oaks, and Southern Avenue Industrial Area in South Gate.

Wildfires Are Killing California’s Ancient Giants. Can Seedlings Save the Species?

02/26/2024

Ecologists estimate that up to 14,000 sequoias have been killed in recent wildfires. The National Park Service for the first time has begun replanting some severely burned areas.

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Reducing gas emissions: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s goal with proposed mixed-use standards

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – After deciding on a definition in December, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is now looking to set minimum standards for mixed-use developments to provide a tool for sustainability.

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Roadkill surveys could save animal lives

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Ecologist Tanya Diamond gets up every morning and checks messages for roadkill sightings. It's the least fun, but one of the most important parts of her job.

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Truckee Fire District to accept proposals for 2024–26 Curbside Green Waste Services

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Truckee Fire Protection District (Truckee Fire) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) on February 9, 2024, for the 2024-2026 Curbside Green Waste Services. Truckee Fire is seeking qualified and interested contractors and/or organizations to provide green waste …

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Vail Resorts says it’s ahead of schedule for zero net emissions by 2030

Vail Resorts says as a company, the product it's selling is the environment, a fact that undergirds its approach to business.

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Water Commission presents statewide strategies for protecting communities, fish and wildlife during drought

The California Water Commission today approved a white paper that contains potential strategies to protect communities and fish and wildlife in the event of drought. The white paper is in support of Water Resilience Portfolio Action 26.3, and will be …

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Climate Profile: David Carter of Deep Planet

Welcome to the Climate Profile, a feature brought to you by the North Tahoe chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby https://citizensclimatelobby.org/ which explores the stories of local citizens and how climate change has affected their lives.

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First dive survey of Lake Tahoe’s lakebed finds high amounts of plastic, other litter

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Plastic litter is a growing problem around the world, and new research shows that the bottom of Lake Tahoe is no exception. In one of the first studies to utilize scuba divers to collect litter from …

Image caption: Long-duration energy storage, such as this thermal energy storage facility, allows renewable energy sources to operate at full capacity without overloading the power grid.
How California Leads the Race For Long Duration Energy Storage

Long-duration energy storage is essential if renewables are to become the basis for a future, carbon-neutral power grid. Here's how California is leading the race to store energy from solar, wind, and other clean sources for use whenever it's needed.

Image caption: Ocean waves may be good for more than surfing. They may play a role in reducing California's greenhouse gas emissions.
California Looks to Ocean Waves For New Clean Energy Source

Only a few small demonstration projects off the West Coast have harnessed the power of waves and tides. Costs are high and hurdles are challenging.

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The significant environmental impact of Tahoe’s scarce wetlands

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Research shows that one acre of healthy Sierra Nevada wetlands can capture as much carbon from the air as one acre of a tropical rainforest.

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