Environment

Environment

California’s troubled pollution credit program rebounds

California’s beleaguered program for limiting carbon emissions and battling climate change showed signs of life Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. Industrial firms and other companies spent nearly $1 billion buying pollution credits in the state’s latest cap-and-trade carbon auction, the California Air Resources Board announced.

Environment

Turkeys gone wild in Davis

Davis city council members approved a plan to trap and kill wild turkeys. Some Davis residents are uneasy over the birds getting too close for comfort as they roam the city streets.

Environment

Davis council OKs plan to curb urban turkeys

The population of wild turkeys in the city of Davis has grown eightfold over the past decade, with some male birds getting aggressive toward residents. Officials decided Tuesday it was time to respond with a program of trapping, relocating and, in some cases, killing the birds. They also want residents to stop feeding turkeys.

Videos

Birds migrating from as far as Alaska descending on California preserves

Cosumnes River Preserve manager Harry McQuillen explains how he takes care of the thousands of birds that come from as far away as Alaska each winter. December is the best time to visit the preserve. It’s when the winter migratory population reaches its peak – almost 80,000 birds in recent years, said McQuillen.
Brad Branan The Sacramento Bee
Birds migrating from as far as Alaska descending on California preserves 1:50

Birds migrating from as far as Alaska descending on California preserves

Homeowners anxious after Sacramento finds elevated lead levels in their yards 1:01

Homeowners anxious after Sacramento finds elevated lead levels in their yards

Listen to Davis residents call 911 for help fending off ill-tempered turkeys 1:44

Listen to Davis residents call 911 for help fending off ill-tempered turkeys

The salmon are jumping up the fish hatchery ladder 1:31

The salmon are jumping up the fish hatchery ladder