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Headwaters Science Institute allows kids to use their curiosity to do good in the world by learning how to conduct important environmental research projects out in the field.

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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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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. …

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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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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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Truckee Town Council Moves Forward With Findings From Biomass, Bioenergy Study

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee Town Council met on Tuesday, March 26, to discuss Wildephor Consulting's Biomass/Bioenergy study involving the use of an Air Curtain Burner (ACB) to manage woody biomass. 

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Beavers Can Help Stop Wildfires

Beavers create unburned islands where plants and animals can shelter from megafires, research has confirmed. A movement is afoot to reintroduce the rodents to the state's waterways.

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Empowering Farms, Enriching Communities: Inside the Force of Tahoe Food Hub

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Tucked away in the Truckee/Tahoe area lies a transformative force in the local food scene: the Tahoe Food Hub. This initiative isn't just about providing fresh produce; it's a comprehensive endeavor that promotes regenerative farming practices, fosters …

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Golden State Natural Resources’ Wood Pellet Project and the Debate Over California’s Forests

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Golden State Natural Resources (GSNR) is initiating a project aimed at enhancing the resilience of California's forestlands by acquiring and processing surplus biomass into pelletized fuel. GSNR is optimistic that this fuel source will play a role …

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