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Firefight in Sonoma County reaches second week as flames force thousands to evacuate.

Firefight in Sonoma County reaches second week as flames force thousands to evacuate

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Opinion

We used to build things.

We Used to Build Things

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Opinion

Abandoning Puerto Rico would be an impeachable offense.

By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer October 12 at 7:31 PM

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Climate

How a seed bank, almost lost in Syria's war, could help feed a warming planet.

TERBOL, Lebanon — Ali Shehadeh, a seed hunter, opened the folders with the greatest of care. Inside each was a carefully dried and pressed seed pod: a sweet clover from Egypt, a wild wheat found only in northern Syria, an ancient variety of bread wheat. He had thousands of these folders stacked neatly in a windowless office, a precious herbarium, containing seeds foraged from across the hot, arid and increasingly inhospitable region known as the Fertile Crescent, the birthplace of farming.

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Climate

California’s wildfires aren’t “natural” — humans made them worse at every step.

Raging infernos in California are burning through shrub land and neighborhoods this week while inching perilously closer to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Editorial

The climate-change fire alarm from Northern California.

Big deadly fires are nothing new to California, particularly during fire season when the Santa Ana or Diablo winds blow hot and dry, making tinder out of trees and bushes that have been baking all summer long.

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Climate

For Algeria's struggling herders, "drought stops everything."

By Yasmin Bendaas

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Climate

The ambitious effort to document California’s changing deserts.

Jim Patton brushes a packrat’s furry white belly with a vibrant green marker as his wife, Carol, croons over the animal. “We’re making you beautiful — punk mice!” 

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