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Posted inRegional

Lake Tahoe Clarity Report for 2021

The cobalt blue waters of Lake Tahoe were about as clear in 2021 as they were in 2020. But a broader look at clarity measurements shows there is no pattern of consistent clarity improvement over the past 20 years. The lake also has not fully recovered from a spike of fine particles that flowed into […]

Posted inRegional

Recount requested in Clerk-Recorder race

The June primary election, including the race for Clerk-Recorder in Nevada County, was certified on June 29, 2022. Assistant Clerk-Recorder Natalie Adona received 22,800 votes, 67.89% of the 33,585 ballots cast by voters in that race. Jason Tedder received 7,843 votes (23.35%) and Paul Gilbert received 2,942 votes (8.76%) according to the official cumulative results. […]

Posted inCalifornia

Lawsuit Launched to Fight EPA’s Delay in Smog Reduction in San Diego, Placer County, Ventura County, Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania

OAKLAND, Calif. July 5, 2022— The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Environmental Health filed a notice today of their intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to ensure that effective smog-reduction plans are in place in four states. The areas cited in the notice include Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and three areas of California: […]

Posted inWorld

Mass relocations continue: 17,000 Tibetans to leave homes by August

More than 17,000 Tibetans from Tsonyi (Chinese: Shuanghu) county, Nagchu (Naqu) prefecture are to leave their homes to settle about 400km away in Lhoka (Shannan) prefecture of the “Tibet Autonomous Region,” Chinese state media are reporting. The Tibetans will join the 4,000 farmers and herdsmen that were already relocated in the first phase of relocation […]

Posted inUS

Injunction on Florida’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Revoked Automatically Upon Appeal, Law to Remain in Effect

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. July 5, 2022 — Shortly after a state trial court officially issued an order blocking the state’s 15-week abortion ban on the ground it likely violates Florida’s state constitution and will cause irreparable harm, the state appealed the ruling, triggering an automatic stay of that injunction under Florida state law. The law, which […]

Posted inRegional

BriarPatch Food Co-op launches campaign during Plastic Free July

Grass Valley – BriarPatch Food Co-op is participating in Plastic Free July, a global movement that empowers millions of people to be part of the solution to the plastic pollution problem.   Worldwide single-use plastics create billions of tons of waste each year but learning to make slight changes can add up to big improvements. All month long, the Co-op will be offering […]

Posted inCalifornia Fires

Electra

Electra, Amador-El Dorado Unit, Cal Fire. IMT 1 (Cal Fire Team 3). Four miles southwest of Jackson, CA. Brush, short grass and timber. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and smoldering. Several communities, numerous structures and energy infrastructure threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect. July 7, 2022 at 9:06 AM July 7, 2022 at 7:24 […]

Posted inRegional Fires

Jan Dar, Bangor area

Jan Dar, north of Bangor, Butte County. Minimal fire behavior. July 6, 2022 at 7:13 AM The fire is now fully contained. July 5, 2022 at 7:54 AM Crews continue to strengthen control lines and mop-up. July 4, 2022 at 8:26 PM The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is LIFTING all remaining evacuations warnings. July 4, […]

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Below normal temperatures and breezy for the holiday weekend

Below normal temperatures will continue through the holiday weekend. Temperatures will then gradually warm through the week. Gusty onshore today and tonight, becoming locally breezy in afternoons and evenings next week. Discussion Generally clear skies prevail throughout most of interior northern California this early Saturday morning. GOES-West nighttime microphysics imagery does show stratus beginning to […]