Sacramento County Local News: Sustainability


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

California Local Pin Marker From Monterey Herald...

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

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

12/30/2023
Here are 50 ways to improve your life in 2024.

California Local Pin Marker From San Joaquin Valley Sun...

12/27/2023
Visitors can see the critically endangered Lord How Island stick insect, on display for the first time in North America, in a special habitat at the zoo’s Wildlife Explorers Basecamp.

California Local Pin Marker From The Sacramento Observer...

12/27/2023
There are concerns about the transition to zero emissions vehicles on Black Californians and how the state will equip low-income neighborhoods with the infrastructure needed when California bans the sale of all gas-powered vehicles in 2035.

California Local Pin Marker From The Mercury News...

12/26/2023
A dark-sky movement to save birds from window strikes is sweeping the San Francisco Bay Area. Several cities have passed or are drafting laws restricting light pollution while making windows easier for birds to see.

California Local Pin Marker From The New Yorker...

12/25/2023
Novelist Jonathan Franzen looks at how trap-neuter-release policies in feral cat colonies have troubling consequences for city residents, local wildlife and even the felines themselves.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

12/19/2023
Suppliers now have detailed steps to create a new source of drinking water. But it’s not really “toilet-to-tap.” Due to the cost, it’ll likely be only large suppliers.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

12/19/2023
The California Strategic Growth Council approved over $116 million in Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program grants to permanently protect 50,500 acres of croplands and rangelands, as well as lands utilized by Indigenous tribes for the cultivation of traditional resources.

California Local Pin Marker From The Sacramento Observer...

12/19/2023
Genesis B. doesn’t have air conditioning. That used to be the norm in Long Beach, California, where the 17-year-old was born and raised.

California Local Pin Marker From The New York Times...

12/14/2023
Water fights have shaped California since its infancy as a state, when its abundance seemed limitless. Now, Californians are being forced to confront limitations, and the state that prides itself on creating the future is now reckoning with its past.

Folsom Telegraph logo From Folsom Telegraph...

12/13/2023
Image for display with article titled Folsom to Extend Contract with Sacramento Tree Foundation

The Folsom City Council agreed to extend a three-year contract for city tree preservation services. The replacement program is funded by in-lieu tree mitigation fees charged by the city when trees are removed for development.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

12/13/2023
It takes about 90 days for organic waste to become compost at the Yolo County Central Landfill, yielding a fine, dark brown heap of compost.  But many residents aren’t recycling their organics at all.

California Local Pin Marker From Capital & Main...

12/12/2023
Officials in Kern County are proposing to build a carbon management facility that would be twice the size of Manhattan. By doing this, they would leverage federal tax credits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

California Local Pin Marker From SFGate...

12/11/2023
An estimated 100,000 pizza boxes have been removed from Yosemite’s waste stream. This is because the famed park now serves pizza on trays and puts to-go portions in compostable bags, part of a move to reduce food-related waste.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

12/11/2023
Eighteen California children are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming it violated their constitutional rights by failing to protect them from the effects of climate change—the latest in a series of similar cases filed on behalf of children.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

12/10/2023
A pilot program in the Sacramento City Unified School District could help California’s emerging electric vehicle industry by preparing students for EV technician roles upon graduation.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

12/08/2023
A Cal Poly Humboldt professor is partnering with USDA researchers to study biochar, which results from heating dry plant-based materials at high temperatures without oxygen. The CO2 in the charcoal then stays in the soil for hundreds of years, rather than in the atmosphere.

California Local Pin Marker From Los Angeles Times...

12/05/2023
Private company Brightline secured a $3 billion grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation toward a 218-mile high-speed rail line from Rancho Cucamonga to Las Vegas. The line would allow people to make the trip to Sin City in a little over two hours.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

12/05/2023
A new law expanding California’s atmospheric river research program goes into effect next year. It connects flood and reservoir control operations with new technologies and strategies that can help operators accurately predict the arrival of these storms.

California Local Pin Marker From SFGate...

12/04/2023
A new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that approximately 3,400 kilotons of lithium are located below Imperial County in Southern California. This could produce more than $7 billion in lithium carbonate annually, helping power significant numbers of electric vehicles.
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