A storm expected to hit Northern California this weekend will also bring some showers to Merced, offering a relief from last month’s dry spell. According to the National Weather Service, Merced will see some rain starting Friday, sometime before dark. The on-and-off showers are expected to continue through Sunday.
California’s air quality has improved substantially in the past few years, but the ongoing drought is having a troubling impact on the levels of particulate pollution, according to a new report released Thursday.
When President Barack Obama this spring ordered federal agencies to cut their greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade - to 40 percent below 2008 levels - the concept was hardly novel to state governments. For years, governors and legislatures have set energy conservation targets for state agencies, to save taxpayers money, reduce pollution and set an environmentally friendly example.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday it will stop reintroducing endangered red wolves into the wild, while it continues to study the feasibility of continuing its troubled program at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern North Carolina.