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National Academies report identifies ways to reduce intergenerational poverty in US

Irvine, Calif., Sept. 25, 2023 — A report released Thursday, Sept. 21, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine identifies evidence-based programs and policies, such as increased K-12 spending for school districts serving low-income students, to combat intergenerational poverty in the United States. The comprehensive report – written by a committee chaired by […]

Posted inEnviro

Mapping ways to reduce methane emissions from livestock and rice

Rome – Methane emissions are increasingly identified as a turbocharged driver of the climate crisis, catalyzing interest in how they can be mitigated in key agricultural sectors. To bolster awareness of possible actions that can be taken, and support Members with a menu of solutions, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) […]

Posted inRegional

Seraph Brass: Beyond Ordinary

Grass Valley, CA –  InConcert Sierra presents Seraph Brass, the acclaimed all female brass ensemble that is breaking barriers and creating exceptional music.  This dynamic quintet, now in its tenth touring season, will be performing on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023, 2pm. Seraph Brass has captured the hearts and accolades of audiences through their performances and […]

Posted inSci/Tech

NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Has Landed, Now Secure in Clean Room

After years of anticipation and hard work by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security – Regolith Explorer) team, a capsule of rocks and dust collected from asteroid Bennu finally is on Earth. It landed at 8:52 a.m. MDT (10:52 a.m. EDT) on Sunday, in a targeted area of the Department of Defense’s Utah […]

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Rain and gusty winds expected late Sunday – early next week

Cool and dry weather will continue through much of the weekend. A pattern change will bring increasing rain chances Monday into Tuesday. Gusty southerly winds expected Sunday and Monday. Dry weather returns by Tuesday afternoon, with mild temperatures remaining through the end of next week. Discussion Latest GOES-West Nighttime Microphysics satellite imagery depicts some high […]

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Ready For Wildfire: Grant Funding To Create Wildfire Prepared Communities

Sacramento – Homeowners in six California counties will soon begin receiving home retrofits with ignition resistant materials to California’s most vulnerable populations as part of the California Wildfire Mitigation Program. The pilot home hardening initiative provides funding for defensible space and ignition resistant retrofits to harden approximately 2,500 homes in six counties over the next […]

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Don’t Just Listen To The Music — Sing Along at “The Foundry Sings!” on October 4th

Nevada City, CA September 22, 2023 – The community sing along event, “The Foundry Sings!” returns to Miners Foundry, Wednesday October 4th.  During this iteration, attendees will learn and perform “Listen to The Music,” a classic hit by The Doobie Brothers. In 2018, then Miners Foundry Board Member, Pamela Meek, encouraged the organization to pursue […]

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Effective Visual Communication of Climate Change

Boulder, Colo. – The consequences of a warming climate frequently dominated the news this summer, from devastating wildfires and floods to deadly heat waves across the globe. Reducing harm from climate change is a challenging endeavor, and it requires comprehensive public education. Thus, the question arises: How can climate change science be made most accessible […]

Posted inEnviro

Greenwashing a threat to a ‘nature positive’ world

September 21, 2023 – Researchers have identified the threat greenwashing poses to a ‘nature positive’ world, one where environmental decline halts and biodiversity outcomes improve. The concept of nature positive – often seen as the biodiversity version of a ‘net zero’ climate goal – depicts a planet where nature genuinely improves globally, going beyond current […]

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Critical fire weather conditions today, mainly the northern/central Sacramento Valley

A few showers or thunderstorms will persist over the Sierra today, otherwise cool and dry weather will continue through the weekend. Breezy northerly winds in the Sacramento Valley will decrease by this afternoon. Pattern change will bring increasing rain chances early next week. Red Flag Warning until 5 PM PDT this afternoon for Central Sacramento […]

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Invasive New Zealand Mudsnails Discovered in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV – Divers monitoring Lake Tahoe have discovered invasive New Zealand mudsnails in areas off the South Shore, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) and Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) announced today. This is the first time the species has been detected in the Tahoe Basin. The Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species […]

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2023 Annual Farm Day at the Fairgrounds

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. September 20, 2023 – Farm Day provided over 800 local second- and third-grade students, teachers, and parents a close look at agriculture in Nevada County. Organized by the Nevada County Resource Conservation District, in partnership with Nevada County Farm Bureau, Nevada County Cattle Women and Sierra Harvest, Farm Day’s goal is to […]

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Zelenskyy says Russia’s Security Council veto undermines world body

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday called for expanding the UN Security Council and reforming the right of veto granted to its permanent members, in his first in-person address around the iconic horseshoe table.  “Regardless of who you are, the current UN system still makes you less influential than the veto power possessed by a […]

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