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Trump Administration moves to cut California fire money

The U.S. Forest Service is accusing fire departments in California of over-billing the federal government for their assistance fighting the state’s deadly 2018 wildfires, with millions of dollars on the line.
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California fire now the largest in state history: ‘People are on edge’

A pair of fires called the Mendocino Complex had been growing for nearly two weeks before becoming the largest fire on Monday night.
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Carr fire: California blaze kills 3 more

The raging wildfire doubled in size between Thursday and Friday and threatened thousands of buildings.
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Tourism nightmare: Yosemite Valley closing as fire closes in, smoke at hazardous levels

At the height of the tourism season, Yosemite Valley is choked in smoke from the Ferguson Fire, and now park officials say they plan to close large sections of the national park as air quality reaches hazardous levels.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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