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Threat Of Fruit Flies Returns To California

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Fruit Fly Threat Being Fought In Different Manner In California

Four decades ago, California went to war against an enemy that wasn’t human. The adversary was the Mediterranean fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened to destroy California’s agricultural economy. To fight the fly, the state launched controversial aerial pesticide spraying campaigns and set up roadblocks and quarantine zones. Fast forward to today and the fruit fly threat to California is back.
Guest: Bodil Cass, Professor on Entomology, UC Riverside

Faculty To Strike At CSU Campuses

Faculty members at four California State University campuses are staging a series of single day strikes starting Monday. It comes after months of bargaining.
Reporter: Juan Carlos Lara, KQED

Land Returned To Fort Independence Indian Community

For the first time, the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife is returning land to an indigenous tribe. The Fort Independence Indian Community will get back 40 acres of sacred land in Inyo County.
Reporter: Izzy Bloom, The California Report 


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