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Fishermen petition water board to control pesticide pollution on California's gorgeous Smith River

By Dan Bacher | November 4, 2018 |  
The Smith River, located in the redwood region of the far northwest corner of California near the Oregon border, is known as the state’s most pristine coastal river. The legendary river produces huge steelhead and king salmon for anglers fishing from shore and boats every year — and is home to the California state steelhead record of 27 pounds, 4 ounces, set back in 1976 by Robert Halley of Crescent City.
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Delta advocates at public hearing say California WaterFix is inconsistent with Delta plan

The Delta Stewardship Council listen to public comments in West Sacramento on October 26. Photo by Dan Bacher. |  

By Dan Bacher | November 1, 2018 | 

Dozens of Delta advocates showed up for the public comments period of the Delta Stewardship Council on Friday, October 26 to testify how Governor Jerry Brown’s California WaterFix project is inconsistent with the Delta Plan.
As usual, the hearing was held at 9 a.m. on a workday, forcing many of those who attended to take off time from work.
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We’re 11th in ‘Top 50 Green Colleges’

Roll out the green carpet: UC Davis is ranked 11th among The Princeton Review’s “Top 50 Green Colleges” for 2018, our fourth consecutive year on the list.

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Downy mildew research to benefit lettuce growers and consumers

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, will use the genomics of lettuce to combat a pathogen that causes losses in the $3 billion industry each year.

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Large stretches of coral reefs can be rehabilitated

Even after being severely damaged by blast fishing and coral mining, coral reefs can be rehabilitated over large scales using a relatively inexpensive technique, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, in partnership with Mars Symbioscience.

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