Environment Reporter, Sacramento Bee
fresnobee.com — Fresno posted a population of 505,882 last July, ranking it 34 th largest in the nation and fifth in California, new U.S. Census estimates show. The city showed a paltry growth rate, though, of less than 1%. Growth across the central San Joaquin Valley was down, according to new population data released by the Census today.
blogs.esanjoaquin.com — In environmental circles, the cliche holiday debate each year is what's more green: A real Christmas tree, or an artificial one. What's not green at all is the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Perhaps you saw my story earlier this summer, when the chief of Capitol grounds toured the Stanislaus National Forest in search of the ideal tree.
customwire.ap.org — GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A new study has determined for the first time just how quickly frogs and other amphibians are disappearing around the United States, and the news is not good. The U.S. Geological Study says populations of frogs, salamanders and toads have been vanishing from occupied sites at a rate of 3.7 percent a year.
facebook.com — The Sierra Nevada Network and the Institute for Bird Populations are launching a summer bird monitoring project in Sierra Nevada national parks. Field crews hike to monitoring sites within a mile of trails and start at sunrise to identify birds by both sight and sound. Shown here: an ash-throated flycatcher.
redding.com — Despite one group's call to send more water down the Sacramento River, the six million young Chinook salmon beginning their journey to the Pacific Ocean this week are not getting any relief from a dry water year. The Golden Gate Salmon Association had asked the U.S.
marinij.com — As many as several hundred adult endangered winter-run Chinook salmon have been discovered in a shallow freshwater canal in California's Central Valley near Willows, where federal officials said Thursday the fish - which had been on their way upstream to spawn - may have been trapped for about five months.
latimes.com — WASHINGTON - Global warming and clean energy should be priorities for Congress and the president, a majority of Americans said in a recent survey. In the survey, released Tuesday by Yale and George Mason universities, 70 percent of American adults say global warming should be a priority for the nation's leaders, while 87 percent say leaders should make it a priority to develop sources of clean energy.
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