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Environment

New moth species for Trump

A scientist has named a newly discovered California moth after President-elect Donald Trump, calling it Neopalpa donaldtrumpi in recognition of the incoming 45th president. White and yellow scales on the moth’s head look like Trump’s blonde hairdo, researchers said in their report on the newly discovered species Tuesday.

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Birders fear for life of rare duck spotted in Humboldt County

An extremely rare duck spotted in Humboldt County has bird lovers feeling both delighted at the discovery and fearful that a hunter will shoot the waterfowl, which wandered far from its usual range. Since Dec. 20, word has spread quickly via social media and e-mail lists that a common pochard – a “mega rarity” in the birdwatching world – is mingling with several hundred other ducks on Freshwater Lagoon, about 45 miles from the California-Oregon border.

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Why should you come to Camp Pollock?

The Sacramento Valley Conservancy just completed a $1 million renovation of Camp Pollock's historic lodge on the lower American River. The former Boy Scout camp is open to the public daily.
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Why should you come to Camp Pollock? 0:41

Why should you come to Camp Pollock?

Trail camera captures albino fawn near Cosumnes River College 1:05

Trail camera captures albino fawn near Cosumnes River College

Jerry Brown: 'We will persevere' on climate change action 0:51

Jerry Brown: 'We will persevere' on climate change action

Birds migrating from as far as Alaska descending on California preserves 1:50

Birds migrating from as far as Alaska descending on California preserves