Placer County Local News: Sustainability


All Local Sustainability News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

Auburn Journal logo From Auburn Journal...

02/27/2024
Image for display with article titled City of Auburn Working Toward Energy Savings Contract

After soliciting Request for Proposals from energy service companies, Auburn Public Works Director Mengil Deane shared that the city has received four proposals.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

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.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

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.

California Local Pin Marker From Monterey Herald...

02/24/2024
There was a time not so long ago when trained observers were overwhelmed by the number of whales migrating through Monterey Bay.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

02/22/2024
Placer County staff will prepare and release a request for proposals for the proposed Cabin Creek biomass facility project in North Lake Tahoe. The proposed site is the Eastern Regional Landfill.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

02/14/2024
California electric vehicle sales dropped significantly in the last half of 2023, raising questions about the state’s ability to phase out gas-powered cars.

Sierra Sun logo From Sierra Sun...

02/13/2024
Image for display with article titled Truckee Fire District to Accept Proposals for 2024‚Äď26 Curbside Green Waste Services

Truckee Fire Protection District is seeking qualified and interested contractors and/or organizations to provide green waste collection and disposal services in residential areas.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

02/02/2024
When wildfire smoke and extreme heat combine, they create ‚Äúa synergistic effect‚ÄĚ or an ‚Äúadditional burden‚ÄĚ on people‚Äôs health, researchers say.

California Local Pin Marker From California Healthline...

01/31/2024
As Californians increasingly feel the health effects of climate change, state leaders are adopting sweeping policies they hope will fend off the worst impacts.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

01/30/2024
Chinook and other salmon runs are collapsing. Conservation groups call it too little, too late. Plan includes dam removals and restoring river flows.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

01/29/2024
As an underground fire burns deep within Chiquita Canyon Landfill, air regulators are raising alarms over the possible spread of toxic vapors.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

01/28/2024
Take a period of limited rainfall. Add heat. And you have what scientists call a ‚Äúhot drought‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒdry conditions made more intense by the evaporative power of hotter temperatures.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

01/25/2024
Experts worry that the steep decline could stall the state’s battle against climate change. Solar power is critical to meeting California’s ambitious requirement to switch to carbon-free electricity.

Lincoln News Messenger logo From Lincoln News Messenger...

01/18/2024
Image for display with article titled Save Clover Valley Battle Continues in Western Placer

The 20-acre wetland supports the California black rail, a threatened bird species, and there is a Swainson’s hawk critical foraging habitat.

Sierra Sun logo From Sierra Sun...

01/13/2024
Image for display with article titled Climate Profile: David Carter of Deep Planet

Climate Profile, a feature by the North Tahoe chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, explores how climate change has affected the lives of local citizens.

California Local Pin Marker From Sacramento Bee...

01/10/2024
California farmers face challenges posed by multiple types of fruit flies. Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed spending just over $22 million to combat the spread of these flies.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

01/08/2024
New rules took effect Jan. 1 permanently protecting the most fragile deep sea corals off Southern California. Simultaneously, more than 4,500 square miles of ocean waters are now reopened to fishing after more than 20 years of closures.

California Local Pin Marker From Monterey Herald...

01/07/2024
Raging storms brought major damage to California‚Äôs coastline last winter. But in Half Moon Bay, a different kind of coastal upheaval is gaining momentum‚ÄĒone that could decide the fate of billions of dollars of property and affect hundreds of public beaches.

The Roseville Press Tribune logo From The Roseville Press Tribune...

01/04/2024
Image for display with article titled Folsom Lake Water Level at 112% of Normal

After a slow start for foothill rain this season, the annual autumn decline of Folsom Lake has finally leveled off and the reservoir is beginning to fill again with wet weather forecast.

California Local Pin Marker From Roseville Today...

01/04/2024
Dry Creek Conservancy has announced its Adopt-A-Creek volunteer opportunities in partnership with the city of Roseville Stormwater Management Division.
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