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County proposes plan to speed up construction development

County proposes plan to speed up construction development

December 15, 2015


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A new plan aims to make development quicker and less expensive in Butte County, while simultaneously protecting the environment. The proposed Butte Regional Conservation Plan would give local cities and the county the power to issue building permits for things like new shopping centers or widening a h...

Salmon population continues to decline

Salmon population continues to decline

December 14, 2015


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The salmon population has continued to decline in the Sacramento River because of depleting water levels and increasing temperatures. This is after nearly 95 percent of the Winter Run Chinook salmon died in 2014 due to the drought. “This year they’re estimating that 25 percent less fish than last yea...

‘Trash talkers’ spread the word about change to composting efforts

‘Trash talkers’ spread the word about change to composting efforts

December 5, 2015


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Since the change in composting at Chico State, students have been mobilized to talk trash across campus. But it's not the trash talk that first comes to mind, they're literally talking about trash.The so-called "trash talkers," or waste advisers, are student interns hired by the AS Sustainability Committee. Thei...

Fire prevention in wake of destructive fires

Fire prevention in wake of destructive fires

Austin Herbaugh

September 29, 2015


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The Valley fire north of Napa is now one of the top three most destructive wildfires in California history, burning more than 1,200 homes near Middletown. There have been more than 5,300 wildfires statewide this year, altogether scorching almost 300,000 acres, according to Cal Fire. With no i...

Chico summers send tree branches crashing down

Chico summers send tree branches crashing down

Austin Herbaugh

September 7, 2015


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The thought of falling tree branches is usually associated with an intense winter storm with high winds. While storms can cause branches and trees to fall, hot summer days can do the same. The average summer day in Chico can lead to large branches crashing down without warning.This happened in August 2013, ...

Chico State reduces water usage by 43 percent

Chico State reduces water usage by 43 percent

Austin Herbaugh

August 30, 2015


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It's hard not to notice the dead lawns when walking around campus. Signs that read things such as "brown is the new green" are hard to miss. Cutting off water to some lawns is just one of Chico State's multiple efforts to cut back on water use, and they are now paying off.Since the beginning of summer, Chico Stat...

Chico airport used as an air base to fight wildfires

Chico airport used as an air base to fight wildfires

Austin Herbaugh

August 24, 2015


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Fourteen major wildfires are burning across California, leaving thousands of acres charred and covering much of the state in a blanket of smoke. Resources are being pulled from all over California to fight the wildfires, and the Chico Municipal Airport plays a key role as an air base in the firefight."T...

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