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UNLV researcher studies desert’s ‘living carpet’
Biological soil crusts like highly specialized mosses, lichens, photosynthetic bacteria and their byproducts bring life to open spaces in arid environments.

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Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and other interests have been urging BLM for years to allow sales of wild horses.
Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries
Retired professor used seeds developed at UC Davis without gaining the university’s permission.
Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad
Reduction in varroa mites, a lethal parasite, is likely the main cause of the improvement.
Repair work begins at damaged California spillway
Crews aim to replace the lower portion of the spillway by Nov. 1.
Generic maraschino cherry promotions nearing end
Generic maraschino cherry promotions nearing end
The future of the National Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation and generic promotions of maraschino cherries is questionable after this year because processors no longer want to participate.
Growers rush to finish rice planting after field work delays
Growers rush to finish rice planting after field work delays
Rice growers in California are scrambling to get their planting done by June 1 after winter and early spring rains made many fields too wet to work in until recently.
Brown restores FFA, career tech funding after outcry from supporters
Brown restores FFA, career tech funding after outcry from supporters
Gov. Jerry Brown reinserted $15.4 million into his budget proposal for high school FFA and career technical programs after parents, students and other advocates took to social media to rally support for the programs.
Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway
A swath of the hillside gave way Saturday night, covering about one-third of a mile of Highway 1
Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak
Tests have confirmed the botulism toxin was present in nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station in the Sacramento area.
FFA members help special-needs kids raise goats for county fair
FFA members help special-needs kids raise goats for county fair
Six high school students with special needs were paired with mentors to help them raise goats to present and sell at the Glenn County Fair in Orland, Calif.

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