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Grasslands more reliable carbon sink than trees

Forests have long served as a critical carbon sink, consuming about a quarter of the carbon dioxide pollution produced by humans worldwide. But decades of fire suppression, warming temperatures and drought have increased wildfire risks — turning California’s forests from carbon sinks to carbon sources.

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It's a beautiful day in Pennsylvania on Mister Rogers' trail

It's a beautiful day in Mister Rogers' neighborhood! But if you want to visit, you'll have to head to Pennsylvania... Read More

Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86

Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenage girls in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees!" and received new attention decades later when... Read More

Midtown offers exciting, eclectic & outdoors inspired art during Second Saturday

Midtown offers exciting, eclectic & outdoors inspired art during Second Saturday

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting Second Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  

 

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, a sampling of the offerings – many of which are inspired by the outdoors -- presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following: 

 

All aboard for story time with entertaining local musician Charles Hurley on Monday, July 16

All aboard for story time with entertaining local musician Charles Hurley on Monday, July 16

It’s All Aboard for Story Time! with special guest Charles Hurley, a talented and entertaining local musician, on Monday, July 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the California State Railroad Museum. To the delight of train enthusiasts, young children and the young at heart, Charles will read the children’s book Bob the Railway Dog: The True Story of an Adventurous Dog written by Corinne Fenton and illustrated by Andrew McLean. In addition to reading the true story about the wandering Australian railroad dog, Charles plans to entertain the young Story Time! guests with a sing-a-long song or two. With a high energy style designed to get audiences excited and engaged, Charles is an accomplished and versatile musician who tours the country – often at fairs and festivals – performing with bands that include the Rock Bottom Boys and The Amazing Hamonatras. 

Pamplona's 3rd day of bull race ends with 4 runners injured

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Authorities say four runners have been sent to hospital after being knocked over or falling during the third day of bull races at Spain's annual San Fermin festival in Pamplona... Read More

US English World Cup viewers drop 38 percent through last 16

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. English-language television viewers for the World Cup's round of 16 in Russia were down 27 percent from four years ago, leaving the tournament 38 percent below 2014's level... Read More

$1.1M awarded to preserve African-American historic sites

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia... Read More

Forest Service issues new 3-year permit for Nestlé to siphon water from SoCal creek

Activists from the Crunch Nestle Alliance shut down the Nestlé water bottling plant in Sacramento on March 20, 2015, during a record drought year. Photo by Dan Bacher. | 
By Dan Bacher | July 4, 2018 | 
In a controversial move blasted by environmental groups, the U.S. Forest Service on June 27 issued a new permit to Nestlé Waters North America allowing the international company to keep withdrawing water from the San Bernardino National Forest for its water bottling pipeline, despite evidence that its operations are draining spring-fed Strawberry Creek.  
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