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South Lake Tahoe Approves Single-Use Plastic Water Bottle Ban

The South Lake Tahoe City Council on Sept. 20 approved the first reading on an ordinance that would ban the sale of single-use plastic water bottles of less than one gallon. The rules would go into effect on April 22, giving businesses time to sell the stock they currently have.

(Sept. 21, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
The Far-Reaching Effects of Drought

While the drought situation is critical across California and Nevada, it isn’t nearly as perilous in Tahoe/Truckee currently. But the long-range effects for the local land are a different beast with increasing tree die-offs, shrinking snowpack, and ever-graver wildfire threats.

(Sept. 9, 2022) → Read the full Moonshine Ink report

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Action Heroes

For half a century, this group has reduced waste, reimagined local transportation and redesigned buildings. It’s all part of Ecology Action’s quest for sustainability.

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Broken & abandoned in Lake Tahoe: Removing wrecked boats complicated issue

Sunset on Lake Tahoe is breathtaking. I slip off my flipflops. My feet sink into the sandy beach in Kings Beach and I walk down to the edge of the water. Against the shifting orange sky, puffy clouds and lapping …

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Undoing a legacy of destruction: Conservancy works to restore Upper Truckee Marsh

Tucked between Tahoe Keys and Regan Beach in South Lake Tahoe, sits the Upper Truckee Marsh and its primary water source, the Upper Truckee River, the largest stream flowing into Lake Tahoe The marsh once included more than 1,600 acres …

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The 5 Greatest Threats to Lake Tahoe

Tahoe is majestic and awe inspiring with its jagged mountain peaks, thick forests, swift-running rivers and hundreds of glacial and alpine lakes.

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The Bridge to Coexistence

The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will help pumas in the Santa Monica Mountains cross 10 lanes of Highway 101, will be the largest in the world.

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Compost at Food Bank Garden

Slow Lake Food Tahoe will open the Food Bank Garden on June 1 for daily compost drop-off open 24 hours per day. Compost donations will also be accepted at the Truckee Certified Farmers Market on Tuesdays between 8 a.m. and …

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Nuclear Power in California: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

California may soon shut down its last nuclear power plant, but Gov. Gavin Newsom who once championed the closure has had a change of heart. Federal funds may now keep the plant running.

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Help Save Our Snow: Tahoe’s snowpack threatened by climate change

STORY BY UC DAVIS TERC The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) has partnered with Palisades Tahoe and Protect Our Winters on an educational campaign to increase public awareness and understanding of the negative effects of climate change to …

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Tahoe trampled by trash: Broken sleds, illegal parking problems persist

On a recent cross-country ski at Prosser Reservoir, a popular area for recreating, a friend and I found ourselves at the top of the hill overlooking the frozen reservoir. The ground was littered with tiny pieces of plastic wrappers blowing …

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Tahoe Gives Back in TTCF’s Biggest Fundraiser Yet

2021 saw the biggest single day of fundraising in the history of Give Back Tahoe, launched by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation in 2014.

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