A federal agency said Wednesday it will release extra water into Northern California's Klamath and Trinity rivers once salmon start dying from drought-related disease, but not before.

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California wildlife officials are asking the public to help watch for sick waterfowl that may be suffering because of the drought. Avian botulism is more likely to spread when birds cluster in small pockets of water. Already, hundreds of dead birds have been reported at three locations across the state, including the canal that bisects Sacramento’s Pocket neighborhood.
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Gov. Jerry Brown, calling for “heroic efforts” to combat climate change, agreed with Mexican officials Monday to work together on policies to address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
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California water agencies with mandatory water conservation rules in place were far more likely to reduce water conservation, according to data gathered by the state. The numers also show that Northern California cities have done a better job conserving water so far this year than their neighbors in the south.
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The ocean shines in the distance at the Los Angeles International Airport. As airplanes roar on takeoff, a stretch of sand dunes on the property is alive with activity. Butterfly watchers bend close to the ground as, suddenly, a rare flash of sapphire blue appears.
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New photos from a remote camera confirm that a wolf known as OR7 has three pups, not just two. OR7 is the wolf who spent a year roaming California before returning just over the Oregon border to start a family with mysterious female wolf, whose origin is unknown.
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America’s nuclear power industry needs to do a better job of planning for rare but catastrophic events such as the Fukushima disaster in Japan, according to a panel of scientists whom Congress ask to make recommendations for nuclear safety.
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Californians continue to strongly support their state’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases – until they find out it involves higher gasoline prices, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

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