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California Red Hills Roach (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

California Drought Could Mean Extinction For Tiny Fish Species As Habitat Dries Up

California’s drought may lead to the extinction of a tiny fish holding onto dwindling habitat in Tuolumne County.

08/19/2014

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UC Davis ‘Whistleblower’ Wins Lawsuit After Reporting Unethical Study On Prisoners

A jury has awarded a $730,000 verdict to a whistleblower who reported on an unethical pain management study on prison inmates by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

08/13/2014

Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and whether to plant or to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round like almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

In Depth: Who’s Using Water During California’s Drought?

The current drought is covering all of California in extreme ways. It’s the third driest year in 106 years of record keeping according to Jay Lund of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, our guest for this week’s In Depth.

08/04/2014

Joe Biagini pitches for the San Jose Giants. (CBS)

Former KPIX 5 Sports Intern Now Trying To Pitch His Way To The Show For Giants

The Channel 5 Sports Department has had interns who have gone on to become sports broadcasters, but never pro ballplayers, until now.

07/17/2014

Jose Marquez with Arthur & Orum Well Drilling checks muddy water as it is discharged from a well drilling rig on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California. As the California drought continues, Central California farmers are hiring well drillers to seek water underground for their crops after the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation stopped providing Central Valley farmers with any water from the federally run system of reservoirs and canals fed by mountain runoff. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought Drying Up Farmers’ Wells; Study Predicts California Economy To Lose Billions, Thousands Of Jobs Lost

Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study released Tuesday.

07/15/2014

Crop Duster sprays field (AP)

Link Between Pregnant Women Exposed To Agricultural Pesticides And Autism Found, Study Says

A new study from UC Davis released on Monday found that pregnant women living nearby fields where agricultural pesticides are used, have a higher risk of having a child with developmental delays.

06/23/2014

Students protesting Cinco de Drinko at UC Davis.

UC Davis Students Scuttle Plans For Party Dubbed ‘Cinco De Drinko’

Students at the University of California, Davis, have cancelled plans for a drinking party dubbed Cinco de Drinko, after protesters called it racially insensitive.

05/03/2014

A young zebra named 'Frauke' stands next to her mother in their enclosure at the zoo in the northern German city of Hanover, (Photo credit DAVID HECKER/AFP/Getty Images)

UC Davis Researchers Believe They Now Know Why Zebras Have Stripes

A mystery of the animal kingdom that has baffled scientists for centuries may finally have been solved, according to UC Davis researchers who examined the pests that share the traditional range of the zebra.

04/03/2014

San Jose State Spartans.

San Jose State Defeats UC Davis In Triple-Overtime

Devante Wilson scored San Jose State’s last six points in the third overtime as the Spartans defeated UC Davis 89-85 on Wednesday night.

12/18/2013

A dog has a DNA sample taken in a laboratory. (CBS)

NorCal Lab Analyzing Animal DNA In Murder Investigations

A Northern California laboratory is providing crucial evidence in murder investigations using DNA extracted from the pets of crime victims.

11/08/2013

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