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California looking to ban sales of gas-powered yard tools

The sale of gas-powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers, trimmers, chain saws and other yard equipment may soon be illegal in California in response to growing concern over air and noise pollution.

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Growing uncertainty in the Central Valley

California produces much of America’s food—and now a drought and a pandemic have put the system on edge.
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Huerto de tortura: ¿Puede la ciencia transformar los cultivos de California para hacer frente a la sequía?

La búsqueda está en marcha para ayudar a los agricultores de California a encontrar cultivos de árboles menos sedientos.
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Ancient sequoia trees threatened by growing wildfire in California’s Sierra Nevada

The Paradise and Colony fires have combined to create the KNP Complex fire which is burning through Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks.

Climate

Biden tours wildfire damage in California

Despite a visit meant to emphasize his actions on wildfires, experts say there is little the president can do for now to reduce the damage as climate change gets worse.
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Trabajadores agrícolas quieren dejar California por sequía

La escasez de recursos esenciales —agua potable, vivienda adecuada y salarios justos— ha paralizado a las comunidades olvidadas y ha provocado un lento éxodo a lugares más grandes: 'Este es el peor lugar para vivir'.

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Out West, Biden points to wildfires to push for big rebuild

President Biden on Monday used his first Western swing to hold out the wildfires burning across the region as an argument for his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plans, calling year-round fires and other extreme weather a climate reality that can no longer be ignored.

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Toxics

California aims to ban recycling symbols on things that aren’t recyclable

The well-known three-arrows symbol doesn’t necessarily mean that a product is actually recyclable. A new bill would limit the products allowed to feature the mark.
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Primero desapareció la nieve, luego comenzaron los deslizamientos: El verano del dolor del monte Shasta

Así como los impactos del calentamiento global se han revelado en el comportamiento extremo de los incendios forestales y la caída de los niveles de las represas, el cambio climático ahora está alterando el horizonte del lejano norte de California.

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Children's Health Newsletter

Los Angeles schools to require Covid vaccinations for students 12 and older

LA Unified becomes by far the largest school district with a vaccine mandate.

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Climate

California's thirst for water may accelerate global warming

A new study finds the push to secure more water in California may hurt the state's ability to meet greenhouse gas reduction goals.

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California Recall Vote Could Weaken the State’s Aggressive Climate Policies

Many Republicans vying to replace Newsom as governor want to roll back the state’s ambitious plans to cut planet-warming emissions, a change with nationwide implications.
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California tree nursery sees surging demand for trees after wildfires

Severe wildfires can turn a dense forest into a barren, charred landscape. And to restore the forest, property owners may need to plant a lot of young tree seedlings.

Climate

In California, the world’s largest battery storage system gets even larger

The largest battery storage facility in the world, located along Monterey Bay in California, has completed an expansion, demonstrating how storage systems can exist on a gigantic scale and can easily expand.

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Cambio del viento en el Lago Tahoe da esperanza a bomberos

Con el viento por fin a su favor, los bomberos centran todos sus recursos en contener un incendio en California que ha llegado a apenas unos kilómetros del Lago Tahoe y la vecina Nevada.

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The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

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Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Global action on harmful PFAS chemicals is long overdue: Study

"We already know enough about the harm being caused by these very persistent substances to take action to stop all non-essential uses and to limit exposure from legacy contamination."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away

The chemicals, linked to health problems including cancer and thyroid disease, have contaminated drinking water in Pittsburgh communities like Coraopolis and McKeesport.

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